Sunday, May 11, 2014

Leviathan Red Wine 2008

Date of Tasting: 9 March 2014
Wine Type: Red
Grape Varieties: 40% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Syrah, 14% Merlot
Alcohol: 14.5%
Origin: California, USA
Appellation: California
Expect to Pay: ~ THB2,000 - THB3,000
Chubby Score: 94/100
Value for money: 8/10
Professional Rating: WS - 93/100, CT - 92/100

Appearance: dark, deep, and dense red
Aroma: black fruits, licorice, caramel, and spices
Palate: big and bold with multi dimensions, so much black fruits and vanilla, dense on the palate, long finish, featuring smooth tannins

This is a big big new world style as its name "Leviathan". Simply said Leviathan features great red Bordeaux blend at reasonable price. First time to sip and it is another love at first sight. Grab it if you happen to come across. A beautiful bottle to enjoy during this decade. A food wine it is. Cheers!!!

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound
FS = Falstaff Magazine
ST = Stephen Tanzer
CT = Cellar Tracker Average Score

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