Californian Cabernet 2010: panel tasting results

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A fresh, elegant and charming Californian Cabernet vintage that should have fans of Bordeaux rushing to their merchants - if only the wines were more readily available and affordable. See the top 45 wines including 4 recommended Outstanding here...
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California Cabernet 2010, Caymus Special Selection Napa Valley
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Caymus, Special Selection, Napa Valley

Caymus, Special Selection, Napa Valley
Decanter average score: 17.5pts/20 (91/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Stephen Brook 17.75 Pierre Mansour 17.5 Angela Mount 17
Super-ripe plum and black cherry nose, with liquorice and eucalyptus notes. Opulent palate of glossy fruit, grainy, ripe tannins – very well balanced. Good richness and purity of fruit.
Price: £120 Fine & Rare
Drink 2014–2025
Alc 15%

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