Ratings & Tasting Notes:
92 points John Gilman
In my feature on the fine Cabernet Sauvignon bottlings from the Robert Mondavi winery several years ago, I did not have a note on the 1975 regular bottling of Cabernet, so I was very happy to find a bottle at auction not too long ago to add to my cellar. As I mentioned back in that feature, the distance between the “regular” and the “Reserve” Cabernets here was not all that dramatic back in the decade of the 1970s and the 1975 has aged long and gracefully and remains at its apogee of peak drinkability today. The bouquet offers up a refined blend of black cherries, cigar wrapper, a complex base of soil tones, dried eucalyptus and a gentle framing of cedary oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and at its peak today, with a fine core of fruit, melting tannins and a long, complex and beautifully balanced finish. 1975 is one of the most powerful vintages for Cabernet in this decade and the Mondavi regular bottling displays a beautiful synthesis of the elegant style of the estate and the fine structure inherent in the vintage. This has miles to go before it sleeps! (5/2020)
Stored on its side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.
Some label staining as shown. Overall excellent condition for its age. Great fill level & perfect capsule condition.
Please note: The bottle shown is the exact bottle being sold.