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1996 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon Screaming Eagle, Oakville, California, USA

In Bond case price:
£9,000.00
Country USA
Region California
Appellation Oakville
Producer Screaming Eagle
Vintage 1996
Type Red (Dry)
ABV 0.0%
Format 3x75cl
Packaging Original Wood Case
Duty Status In Bond
Provenance Acquired from the original owner, a Screaming Eagle mailing list subscriber who received an allocation directly from the winery; directly imported into the UK by Liquid Assets; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility
Condition One slat is missing from the case
Availability 1 case

98 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (January 2000)

The newly-released 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals lots of structure, an opaque purple color, and the hallmark blackberry and cassis liqueur-like notes. Silky-textured, fabulously-concentrated, and gorgeously-balanced, it has every component part - acidity, alcohol, tannin, and extract - flawlessly presented. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2020.

93+ Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (November 1999)

Saturated ruby-red color. Complex aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, currant, marzipan, licorice and honeysuckle. Very rich and dense, but quite tightly wound; cassis, mint and tobacco flavors blossomed with aeration.

Very long, firmly tannic finish. This wine was lusher and more expressive after 24 hours in the recorked bottle, showing a roasted coffee bean quality, with no loss of shape or freshness. Screaming Eagle has been remarkably consistent in recent vintages, and is one of a relative handful of California cabernets that conveys a strong sense of site specificity.

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Vintage Format Packaging Price Status
2015 3x75cl OWC £7,000.00 In Bond View
2014 3x75cl OWC £7,000.00 In Bond View
2013 3x75cl OWC £7,000.00 In Bond View
2013 3x75cl OWC £7,000.00 In Bond View
2013 3x75cl OWC £7,000.00 In Bond View
2007 3x75cl OWC £10,000.00 In Bond View
2002 3x75cl OWC £9,000.00 In Bond View
2001 3x75cl OWC £9,000.00 In Bond View