En af Napa Valleys allerstørste og mest eftertragtede vine.
Chappellets Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon rangerer år efter år blandt kronjuvelerne i Napa Valley. Anmeldelserne taler sit helt eget og tydelige sprog:
99 point fra både Robert Parker og Jane Anson, 98 point fra James Suckling og Jeb Dunnuck og 96 point fra Decanter, for bare at nævne en håndfuld.
I 2020-årgangen lavet på 95 % Cabernet Sauvignon og 5 % Petit Verdot. Lagret 22 måneder i nye, franske egetræsfade.
Bemærk den længere leveringstid på Beyond Bordeaux. Vinene leveres senest 31. december 2023.
Robert Parker - 99
The medium- to full-bodied palate delivers fantastic intensity and great poise, offering fine-grained, ripe tannins and bold freshness, finishing long and mineral laced.
James Suckling - 98
Blackberries, blueberries, black licorice, ink and flowers on the nose. Tar, too. Full-bodied with plush, integrated tannins that are intertwined to pure velvet.
Jane Anson - 99
This is a great example of mountain fruit Cabernet, from celebrated winemaker Philip Corallo-Titus and director David Frankie. Glass-staining ruby in colour; intense and concentrated, with inky waves of blueberry and cassis fruits, blocks of bitter black chocolate, velvety tannins that take their time to let the fruit out. This is a tiny production wine from the wonderful 2019 vintage (for me, flying against some of the American critics). Delicious. First time on the Place de Bordeaux, and a standout in the year’s wines. 100% new French oak.
Jeb Dunnuck - 98
The flagship from this great estate is the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill, which checks in as a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. It has an incredible nose of pure blue fruits as well as flowers, crushed stone, fresh thyme, tobacco, and graphite. Deep, rich, full-bodied, and concentrated, it’s nevertheless weightless and light on its feet, with wonderfully integrated acidity, polished tannins, and a great finish. This classic, quintessential Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon will benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and cruise for 20, 30, if not 40 years if stored correctly. 3800 cases.
The Wine Independent - 98
The 2019 Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, with 5% Petit Verdot in the blend, is deep garnet-purple in color. Scents of blackcurrant pastilles, candied violets, chocolate-covered cherries, and clove oil come barreling out of the glass, leading to hints of fragrant soil and cedar chest. The big, rich, full-bodied palate delivers impactful, mouth-coating black fruit with a velvety texture and seamless freshness, finishing on a lingering fragrant earth note.
Decanter - 96
Heady and bold, taut and super tense, the cool nature of the year and the tension from the oak dominates the palate creating compactness but also layers of freshness, flavour and textured nuance. Tannins are supple and well worked and the blackcurrant and blackberry fruit is pristine. Generous, sleek and elegant in a forward, attention-seeking kind of way, lots of spice and minerality; clove, graphite and dark chocolate, with fresh markers too; wet stones, blueberries and vanilla. Confident and full of interest. At 15% you can feel the alcohol, but there’s balance to the expression with lots of polish to the long finish. 3.79pH. Ageing 22 months in 100% new French oak.
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