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1998 d'Arenberg The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$46. 99
$563.88 Dozen
Cellar: 8 - 10 Years (2009-2011)
Closure: Cork

This is not a wine for the frail or faint hearted.Opaque crimson colour with a black heart. Aroma of liquorice, spice, blackcurrant and smoky oak. Mouthfilling palate, with strong flavours of toasted oak, blackcurrant and liquorice allsorts, followed by a slightly warm back palate. Very firm, dry, but balanced tannin structure supported by a long aftertaste of blackcurrant, liquorice, chocolate and spice. Cellar 8-10 years, approach in 3-4 years.

Other Reviews...
Readers looking for sensationally concentrated, yet well-balanced Cabernet Sauvignon that can be drunk now or cellared for twenty years should check out the 1998 The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon. It boasts a dense purple color as well as an exquisitely pure nose of cassis, oak, earth, cedar, and spice box. Full-bodied and powerful, with a seamless personality (because of the melted tannin), this large-scaled, classic southern Australian Cabernet Sauvignon can rival the world's finest Cabernet Sauvignons. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2025.
95 points
Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate