Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

9.496 ratings on Delectable
$199.99

As Robert Parker says, “if there is a Chateau Margaux to be found in Napa Valley, it is... Spottswoode." Incredible blueberries, blackberries, black walnuts, minerals, black licorice and flowers. Full-bodied, very tight and structured with hints of hazlenuts, fine chocolate and hints of minerals and spices. A solid and classic-styled Napa Valley cab. Layered and very fine." JS 98/WA 96+

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Gordon Walker Delectable Pro

Plush red black fruits with floral notes, smooth, integrated, perfumy, camphor, pine resin, mesquite, cherry cola

Plush red black fruits with floral notes, smooth, integrated, perfumy, camphor, pine resin, mesquite, cherry cola

9.5

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

Deep ruby red. A touch of cinnamon on the nose with notes of dark cherries, almost black, with some cocoa and dark minerality. Heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Black bramble berries on the palate with some spices, more red berries coming through and tons of dark gravel. Long finish. Needs some time. Drink till 2032. (92+)

Deep ruby red. A touch of cinnamon on the nose with notes of dark cherries, almost black, with some cocoa and dark minerality. Heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Black bramble berries on the palate with some spices, more red berries coming through and tons of dark gravel. Long finish. Needs some time. Drink till 2032. (92+)

9.2

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

Last of the blind wines this evening. Medium to deep ruby red. A bit stinky on the nose to start with some added earthiness, a little smokey and blackcurrants. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and hidden but full bodied. Layered palate with dark berries, red currants, spices, blackberries, bitter cocoa and gravel. Rounded mouthfeel with a little bit of a gritty texture near the long and dry finish. This is a big boy wine that will benefit from a few more years in the bottle or even more. Drink till 2033.

Last of the blind wines this evening. Medium to deep ruby red. A bit stinky on the nose to start with some added earthiness, a little smokey and blackcurrants. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and hidden but full bodied. Layered palate with dark berries, red currants, spices, blackberries, bitter cocoa and gravel. Rounded mouthfeel with a little bit of a gritty texture near the long and dry finish. This is a big boy wine that will benefit from a few more years in the bottle or even more. Drink till 2033.

9.5

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

First time trying the flagship bottling from Spottswoode Estate. Deep ruby red. Restrained on the nose with definite oak influence as well as dark red berries and sweet spices, cinnamon. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Dark restrained fruits on the palate as well, black currants, cassis, black cherries and a touch stoney in the super long finish. Slightly dry too. This is just a baby and would not open another for another five years or so. Drink till 2033.

First time trying the flagship bottling from Spottswoode Estate. Deep ruby red. Restrained on the nose with definite oak influence as well as dark red berries and sweet spices, cinnamon. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Dark restrained fruits on the palate as well, black currants, cassis, black cherries and a touch stoney in the super long finish. Slightly dry too. This is just a baby and would not open another for another five years or so. Drink till 2033.

9.3

Mike R

Post more later - this tiring work remembering all the damn great wines - just a great time

Post more later - this tiring work remembering all the damn great wines - just a great time

9.5

Aaron Ambrad

Starts off Cab and finishes Merlot. The perfect wine.

Starts off Cab and finishes Merlot. The perfect wine.

10

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One of the wines of the vintage, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is dense, racy and voluptuous. Succulent red cherry, plum, spice and polished, supple tannins give the 2012 its sexy, radiant personality... (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Dec 2016)

One of the wines of the vintage, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is dense, racy and voluptuous. Succulent red cherry, plum, spice and polished, supple tannins give the 2012 its sexy, radiant personality... (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Dec 2016)

9.7

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  • 1351 Chain Bridge Rd
    McLean, VA 22101

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    Monday-Saturday: 10AM-7PM
    Sunday: 11AM-6PM