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1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Shafer Vineyards

96Average Score
flagCalifornia / United States
Red

The 1997 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is a relatively evolved style for Hillside Select and seemingly more advanced than the older vintages, such as 1995 and 1994. Nevertheless, there is plenty to excite. It’s a big wine, dense purple in color with some lightening at the edge, plenty of creme de cassis fruit, lead pencil shavings, sweet vanilla and earth. It is very ripe, full-bodied, opulent and voluptuously textured. This is terrific stuff, hedonistic, showing secondary/tertiary nuances in the aromatics and essentially a full resolution of the tannin. This wine also seems to have come into its own and is clearly at its peak of flavor. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. Dec 2014, www.robertparker.com

Robert Parker    Score: 96/100

6x75cl-1 Immediate | 0 Marketplace£2,119.00
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