Wine.comIncredibly complex aromas of red fruits, leather, dried figs, spice and oak. When it hits the palate, it explodes with currant, blackberry and strawberry flavors and follows with framing notes of pepper and tobacco. It is a broad-shouldered, flamboyant wine, certainly enjoyable in its youth, but it will also age beautifully due to the excellent tannin structure. A fun wine to try with a wide range of red wine-friendly foods.
Wine AdvocateRating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 145 on Feb-03
Wine SpectatorRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator