05-13-2010 05-13-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2503 Boston
May 13, 2010 6:00PMCalender
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Levy and McClellan Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

$425$350
Auction: Fine Wines - 2503 Location: Boston Date / Time: May 13, 2010 6:00PM

Description:

Levy and McClellan Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Napa
"Levy and McClellan's 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, which spent 26 months in new oak (mostly Taransaud), is developing at an incredibly slow rate. Its opaque ruby/purple color is accompanied by beautiful aromas of roasted coffee, melted chocolate, creme de cassis, burning embers, camphor, and a hint of cedar. On the palate, the wine combines considerable substance, power, and extract with a sense of harmony as well as elegance. Black currant, blackberry, and gamy, meaty notes are also present in this full-bodied effort with an incredibly long finish. The wine is just beginning to shed some tannin and become accessible. It will benefit from another 4-5 years of bottle age, and will easily last for three decades or more. " R. Parker, 95+, 12/08
Estimate $400-600