Read Decanter's expert tasting note, rating and drinking window for Chappellet Wine Cabernet Sauvignon, Pritchard Hill, Napa Valley, USA 1975.
Chappellet Wine Cabernet Sauvignon, Pritchard Hill, Napa Valley, USA 1975
The volcanic soils of Chappellet’s spectacular property on Pritchard Hill produce one of the most brooding and long-lived wines in Napa Valley that sometimes remind me of Bordeaux’s now defunct Château La Tour Haut Brion. At forty years of age, this wine is still a strikingly saturated ruby-black, bursting with expressive and youthful aromas of ripe black cherries, hot bricks, cigar ash and iron. On the palate the wine is incredibly youthful, with a masculine personality, a deep core of fruit, and considerable tannic amplitude. It’s easy to imagine it aging for another forty years. 1975 is beginning to look like the vintage of the decade in Napa, and this is one of its best renditions.
Price UK N/A, USA [1974, magnum] $499.95 Vintage Wines [CA]*
Taster William Kelley
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