(From 2008 Vintage) Medium red with a hint of amber at the edge. Soil-driven aromas of red fruits, mocha, smoke, underbrush and dried rose. Sweet, plush, seamless and elegant; distinctly suaver than the 2009, with the dried flower element lifting the mid-palate. Lovely nuanced wine, finishing long and serious, with broad, ripe, building tannins and very good grip.
(From 1978 Vintage) Wine Spectator: 93 points
Wine Advocate(From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate
Wine Spectator(From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator(From 1986 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/90
Wine Spectator(From 1981 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/89
Wine Spectator(From 1983 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/89