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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Colgin Cariad 2000
Colgin Cariad 2000
(search item no. 119019)
boutique wine
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $199.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The second release of this cuvee reflects once again a high level of complexity and terroir driven nuisances. Saturated dark red color with a deep black hue, the aromas are of earth coupled with jammy, kirsch type high notes. The wine is layered and concentrated. Good acidity and solid tannins provide the wine with strong structure. The finish is long and luscious. The 2000 "Cariad" spent nearly 25 months in 100% new Taransaud barrels and was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Blend: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc

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