International Wine CellarFull ruby-red. Pungent aromas of blackberry, cocoa powder and raw oak, with a suggestion of dill pickle. Has good intensity and density but comes across as rather ungiving in the middle palate, with the oak dominating. Finishes with firm, dusty tannins and a hint of herbacity. Seems clearly less generous and ripe than the superb '98 version.
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 90.7 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 24 notes)