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WTN: 1985 Heitz Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Postby Rainer from CH » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:31 pm

1985 Heitz Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
Eucalyptus, mint, Irish moss, boiled figs, sea buckthorn and white truffles on the nose. Perfect combination of fresh fruit (plum, elderberry, blackberry) with mineral notes and fine tannins on the palate. Complex notes of tobacco, sweet fermented grass, green tea, salt, tar, smoke. Vintage-Port-like in style. This wine demonstrates great heat like a sauna in the middle of winter time. Another example of a rock solid Heitz wine, embarrassing almost every Bordeaux of the same vintage. - Cheers, Rainer
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Re: WTN: 1985 Heitz Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Postby Tom Troiano » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:39 pm

Rainer from CH wrote: Another example of a rock solid Heitz wine, embarrassing almost every Bordeaux of the same vintage.


That might be a bit strong but this is a FABULOUS wine. Wish I still had some. Thanks for the note.
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Re: WTN: 1985 Heitz Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Postby Rainer from CH » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:59 pm

Tom Troiano wrote:
Rainer from CH wrote: Another example of a rock solid Heitz wine, embarrassing almost every Bordeaux of the same vintage.


That might be a bit strong but this is a FABULOUS wine. Wish I still had some. Thanks for the note.


Hi Tom. I really think a perfect bottle of 1985 Heitz Napa Cabernet could easily beat at least 1985 Mouton Rothschild and 1985 Lafite.
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Re: WTN: 1985 Heitz Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Postby Tom V » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:54 am

[quote="Rainer from CH"]1985 Heitz Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
Eucalyptus, mint, Irish moss, boiled figs, sea buckthorn...

Imagine my disappointment having immediately dragged out my Le Nez du Vin, and...no little vial of sea buckthorn essence!
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Re: WTN: 1985 Heitz Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Postby Brian K Miller » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:24 pm

We obviously need to expand our repertoir of scents!
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