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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Rosemount Show Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Rosemount Show Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
(search item no. 26029)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1998 Show Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep, brick red colour. The aroma displays rich, spicy, red berry characters, with hints of mint, and bramble-leaf. There is a highly attractive cedary, almost smoky note of oak maturation underneath. The palate shows fresh, bright, cassis-like fruit, with a classic Cabernet Sauvignon tannin backbone softened by the savoury edge of oak. The finish is beginning to soften and complex notes of black olives and peat smoke are beginning to show in the wine, suggesting high potential for bottle maturation.
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About Rosemount Estate:

Established in 1969 by Robert Oatley and family in Upper Hunter Valley, Rosemount Estate has grown to include vineyards in the Mudgee, Orange, Coonawarra, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Adelaide Hills regions, as well as the Upper Hunter Valley. Winemaker Philip Shaw works with the Oatleys. The company's best-known wines are the Roxburgh Chardonnay, Balmoral Syrah and Mountain Blue Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon.