A dense, opaque garnet color is followed by notes of roasted meats, herbs, black currants, incense, and damp earth. Full-bodied, still extremely tannic (sweet but noticeable tannins), rich, and backward, where perfectly stored.
(From 2010 Vintage) The 2010 is performing well,. With Cabernet Sauvignon dominating the blend, the wine has a dense plum/purple color along with notes of underbrush, black currants, plum, licorice, smoky charcuterie and some roasted herbs in the background. Full-bodied, moderately tannic and set for an extremely long life.
Wine Spectator(From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2009
Wine Advocate(From 1996 Vintage) Rating: (90-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 110 on Apr-97
Robert Parker(From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 122
Wine Spectator(From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/07
Wine Spectator(From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2006