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加州膜拜酒的始祖 Shafer 酒廠

 

要說昂貴的加州膜拜酒, 現在可能一缸子, 而且很多是近年來才崛起的, 或是, 品質無法持續(例:同樣來自鹿躍產區的Stag’s Leap Wine Cellar Cask 23, Parker跟Wine Spectator近年來的分數很少超過90) 但, Shafer的Hillside Select就如同法國五大酒莊, 是經得起時間考驗的. 從1990以來, Parker給的分數沒有低於92, 而且, 平均分數更高達95分以上!!

這是成為真正偉大酒莊的重要指標!!

 

[開瓶]誠摯推薦, 2005 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select: RP 97分.價格與國際均價相同: NT$8,000. 不用搭東搭西. 讓您以最實惠的價格收藏世界重量級名酒, 六瓶即附一個相當精緻的木盒(如圖).

 

以下附上Robert Parker的Tasting Notes給大家參考:


2005 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select continues to put on weight, and displays a Bordeaux-like personality because of the vintage’s cool growing season. A black purple color, stunningly sweet fruit, and a gorgeous bouquet of underbrush, forest floor, creme de cassis, lead pencil shavings, and toasty barrique are found in this ripe, full-bodied, deep, stunningly well-balanced, substantial wine with undeniable complexity as well as richness. It is approachable now, but promises to evolve for 25 or more years.

 

Celebrating 30 years of consistent quality and both critical and commercial success, this family run winery remains one of the most admirable operations in California. The Shafers have had tremendous success with their Relentless, which was first released in 1999. A blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Petite Sirah that spends 32 months in 100% new French oak, it is a remarkably consistent offering that rarely displays much oak. The Syrah is from Napa’s cool-climate Oak Knoll sector. One of the world’s most prodigious Cabernet Sauvignons is Shafer’s 2,000-case cuvee called Hillside Select. Always 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 100% new French oak for a whopping 32 months, it boasts a gorgeous track record dating back to the early nineties, and just about every recent vintage has flirted with perfection.