Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009: panel tasting results

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High alcohols and uneven quality in the generic-level wines marred what was otherwise a fine tasting, with our experts recommending most wines for good medium-term drinking. See the top 18 Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009 wines here...
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Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009, World's End
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World’s End, Good Times, Bad Times, Oakville, Napa Valley

World’s End, Good Times, Bad Times, Oakville, Napa Valley
Decanter average score: 17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Stephen Brook 16 Yohann Jousselin MS 17.5 David Motion 17.5
Inky, succulent, tarry fruits and a savoury nose.
Plump, full-bodied, with swagger and earthiness.
Tannic with the quality of fruit standing out.
Flavours of blackcurrant, chocolate and black
pepper.
Price £78 Harrods, Fine & Rare, Imperial Wine, Vineyard Cellars, Villeneuve Wines
Drink 2015–2035
Alc 14.7%

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