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Professional Ratings: 95 Wine Spectator
Region: Napa Valley, California
Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends
Item no. 53019
The last vintage of the century will be remembered for its exceptional quality. This vintage was characterized by its extremely long growing season - a season where patience eventually paid dividends in the form of wine with outstanding character and complexity.
The 1999 vintage is beautifully harmonious with an inviting color and a very full body. This wine starts with a delicate entry of black cherry aromas, evolving toward impressively structured tannins. The long, fragrant finish reveals spicy notes and a hint of cedar.
The 1999 blend includes 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 9% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot.
This wine is built to age. Christian Moueix recommends decanting this wine prior to serving, to allow it to develop its full potential. This is especially important when serving young wines.