47. Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel

California, USA
  • £66.00
Made from 69% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Syrah and the rest Carignan and Mouverdre; aged in 20% new American oak.  "...it boasts fabulous notes of plums, blackberry jam, toasted spice and licorice as well as medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful mid-palate depth and notable tannin. Best after 2018 (Robert Parker) Average of two Critic Score 93 points. Average score from Cellar Tracker (24 individuals 92 points) There is international debate about the right age to drink a wine; it is of course a matter of personal taste. An old joke says that Brits tend to think that Americans and the French drink wines so young that it's like 'child rape', the response being that Brits prefer wine so old it is akin to 'necrophilia'! There is no doubt that this wine packs a wallop. (Rupert Brendon) 14.4% ABV