(From 2012 Vintage) Vibrant and deep ruby color. The very attractive nose has aromas of fresh blackberry, red currant and dried fruit. The palate is round and opens with earthy/herbal tones and finishes with silky flavors of cassis, chocolate and black pepper. Balanced and drinkable now, but also an excellent addition to the collector's cellar.
(From 2009 Vintage) Dark fruits, rich color and savory spices highlight the first impression of this wine. On the palate, it shows brightness with a touch of earthiness, caramel and black pepper. It has good density and richness through the finish.
Wine & Spirits(From 2006 Vintage) This blend appears to be very concentrated. It has a deep ruby/garnet core with a lighter, purple outer rim. It has an open nose, full of figs and cassis, oak, vanilla extract and chalk. This is a full body wine with firm tannins, balanced acid and a nice long finish. Pair this wine with a confit of salted duck leg, garlic and shallots, wilted mustard greens and warm German potato salad. The plate might sound a little abstract but the pair will do the trick.
Wine Spectator(From 2008 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/03.
Wine Spectator(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/28/03
Wine & Spirits(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
Wine Spectator(From 1993 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/96