Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Ranch Vineyard 2012 Gallica

€ 180,00 (ex Vat)
217,80 (in Vat)
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Classification Cru Classe
Type Red
Brand Gallica
Vintage 2012
Country United States
Region Napa Valley
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Volume 0,75
Condition Perfect
Label Perfect
Drinkable -2030
Stock 29

Professional reviews

Robert Parker (94)

Far superior to the 2011 is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon from an Oakville source. It offers notes of baking spices, cedarwood, forest floor, blackcurrants and toasty barrique. Medium to full-bodied, opulent and voluptuous with low acidity as well as melted tannins, it can be enjoyed over the next decade.

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James Suckling (95)

I love the purity of fruit in this red with dark berry, raspberry and fresh mint character. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a long, stylish finish. Very impressive for the vintage. Drink or hold. Best ever from here.

Jancis Robinson (17)

Closed nose with tight, furry tannins on the palate and a dense, compressed fruit core. This seems very much in hibernation mode. Manages to convey density without heaviness. Long, elegant floral notes to finish.

Decanter (97)

The 2012 vintage heralded the change to warmer, drier conditions. Most of the rain – 30cm – fell in March which meant a lot of disease pressure, 'but from a winemaker's perspective it was like a breath of fresh air, with a generous crop and wines that virtually made themselves' says Cakebread. 'It was easy; no effort. It's a luxury to have a vintage like that.' This is a firm but juicy Cabernet with supple yet dusty tannins and great concentration of opulent bramble fruit allied with spicy oak. It has a grippy, textural palate with lovely freshness on the finish. 20 months in 65%-75% new French oak, bottled unfined and unfiltered in July 2014.

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