(From 2011 Vintage) Offering up layers of black raspberry, powdered rock, chocolate, roasted meats and graphite, it flows onto the palate with full-bodied richness, solid mid-palate depth and masses of fine tannin that are sweet and polished.
(From 2007 Vintage) Opaque purple. Captivating aromas of boysenberry, dark cherry, pepper, spices, cocoa powder and smoky minerality. Then intense and penetrating in the mouth, with brilliantly fresh dark berry and kirsch flavors lifted by notes of cinnamon and star anise. Finishes pungent and impressively long, with a palate-saturating whiplash of dark berry and spice flavors.
Robert Parker(From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 133
Wine Spectator(From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator(From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/17/2013
Wine Advocate(From 2000 Vintage) Rating: (87-89) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 140 on Apr-02
Wine Spectator(From 2000 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/02