95pts Wine Enthusiast
This wine continues to overdeliver on its price point, offering elegant yet powerful aromas of fig, forest floor and earth. Firm tannins offer grip around flavors of black currant, sage, cedar and flint, with spicy clove lingering on the finish. Editors’ Choice
93pts Wilfred Wong
The 2016 Spottswoode Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautifully balanced and elegant wine. This wine is authentic with its aromas and flavors of red and black fruits. It's dry, well-built, yet soft touch on the palate makes a superb candidate with a well-seasoned Porchetta. (Tasted: July 14, 2019, San Francisco, CA)
93pts Jeb Dunnuck
I loved the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Lyndenhurst, a classy wine that shows the style of this great estate perfectly as well as the quality of the vintage. Lots of pure cassis fruits along with touches of violets and tobacco give way to a medium-bodied, ethereal, elegant wine that has terrific purity, balance, and length. It will evolve gracefully for 15 years or more.
90pts Wine & Spirits
Aron Weinkauf blends this wine from both estate-grown and purchased fruit, mostly from St. Helena, with a contribution from Atlas Peak. The tannins lend allspice and mixed peppercorn notes to the wine’s warm black-currant flavors, creating a gentle cabernet. There’s some crunchy red fruit in the middle that may lengthen out with bottle age. For now, the wine’s lean tannins need meat.
This wine is incredibly expressive, youthfully polished and generous, effortlessly straddling the line between opulence and elegance. The warmth of the 2016 growing season added a luxurious undercurrent of power and gravitas, while an intuitive approach to vineyard and canopy management has ensured the wine retains its balance, freshness and verve.