(2008 Vintage) Open fruit, rich, lush and layered, serving up a complex mix of plum, blackberry, black licorice and spices. Full-bodied and supple-textured, ending with a long, persistent finish that keeps repeating the core flavor themes.
International Wine CellarRating: 83/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 104, September/October 2002 Bright ruby-red. Very oaky nose dominated by whiskey and exotic spices, along with a note of dill. Big and sweet on the palate, with spicy oak overshadowing the fruit. Has texture, but the flavor is overwhelmingly from wood. Strong whiskey tones carry through on the drying finish.
Robert ParkerRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 89
Wine AdvocateRating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 89 on Oct-93
Wine SpectatorRating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/97