2011 Gandona Estate Cabernet SauvignonCabernet Sauvignon from United States
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"The 2011 vintage of Gandona Cabernet Sauvignon opens with black plum and Kirsch cherries, exhibiting superb depth and richness. Bakers chocolate, anise and spiced mandarin ri...
- 95 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
95 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"Grilled herbs, mocha, cloves, menthol, black fruits, licorice and smoke all burst from the glass in the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon. Rich, layered and explosive, the 2011 boasts fabulous depth, concentration and richness. The 2011 stands out for its aromatic nuance, intensity and balance. Firm, yet beautifully integrated tannins support the powerful finish. The 2011 is a pure mountain Cabernet Sauvignon full of personality. Ideally the 2011 needs a few more years in bottle to soften the tannins a touch. Owners Manuel and Cristina Pires build on an already impressive track record of early successes with their 2011 and 2012 Cabernet Sauvignons. The wines are fermented in concrete and aged in French oak barrels, mostly new. Consulting winemaker Philippe Melka captures an attractive stylistic middle ground of textural richness allied to a distinct sense of place in these firm, structured Pritchard Hill Cabernets. As beautiful as the Gandona wines are, my sense is that they would speak more of site with less new oak and/or lower toast levels."
"The 2011 vintage of Gandona Cabernet Sauvignon opens with black plum and Kirsch cherries, exhibiting superb depth and richness. Bakers chocolate, anise and spiced mandarin rind are underpinned by violets and cherry blossoms. The mint, sage and garrigue add classical hillside character. Endless layers of cocoa nibs, black raspberry and red currants, edged by freshly ground white pepper are on the palate and carried by supple and generous tannins. Finely textured, the pronounced minerality creates focus which follows all the way through the impressive finish." - Winery
95 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box|