Expert's Choice: Washington

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This state offers less oak, extraction and general bling than Napa Valley, says Stephen Brook, and the best of these fresh wines can age for 20 years in bottle, too. See Stephen's top 18 reds and whites from Washington...
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Washington, L’Ecole No 41 Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
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L’Ecole No 41, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley 2009

L’Ecole No 41, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley 2009
Crunchy, black fruit nose that is lively and minty. Sleek, fresh and compact with firm tannins to balance ripe blackcurrant fruit. Just lacks a little flair and length. 16.5pts/20 (88/100pts)
Price £29.50 Wine Treasury
Drink 2013–2018
Alc 14.5%

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