Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009: panel tasting results
Philip Togni, Spring Mountain, Napa Valley
Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Stephen Brook 17.5 Yohann Jousselin MS 16.5 David Motion 18
European in style with a minty overtone to the nose, which shows purity of fruit. Rich, suave and full-bodied, with concentration and some freshness, lifting a long spicy finish. Controlled and expressive.
Price £64–£83 Bibendum, Christopher Keiller, Farr Vintners, Slurp