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Can Rafols Dels Caus Caus Lubis 1998

Can Rafols Dels Caus Caus Lubis 1998
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92 Points - International Wine Cellar, July/August 2008
($70; 100% merlot) Dark red. Powerfully scented, complex bouquet of red and dark berries, dried flowers and smoky minerals; I'd have guessed this to be from Tuscany. Taut and focused, with juicy redcurrant and blackberry flavors, silky tannins and a late note of bitter cherry skin. Impressively balanced, pure and persistent, finishing with a strong note of dark cherry. This refuses to let up." -Josh Raynolds

90 Points - Wine Advocate, February 2007
"The 1998 Caus Lubis is 100% Merlot aged 12 months in French oak followed by 42 months in bottle prior to release. Bearing a resemblance to an elegant mid-level Pomerol, the wine is medium- to dark ruby-colored with a complex nose of toast, tobacco, cedar, earth, red currants and black cherry. On the palate, this intellectually-styled wine remains youthful with its sweet fruit, firm but ripe tannins, and fine balance. It should continue to evolve for 4-6 years and drink for a decade thereafter. Carlos Esteva is the man behind these intriguing white wines. His M.O. bears a certain resemblance to that of Kalin Cellars' Terry Leighton particularly with regard to releasing wines only when he feels they are ready to be drunk." -Jay Miller
Wine Advocate 90
International Wine Cellar 92
Market price: $69.99
Our price: $34.99
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