(From 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.
Wine Spectator: 93 points
Decanter(From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Blackberry and damson fruit, roasted coffee beans. Bold flavours, rich and full bodied. Softly structured but balanced acidity giving freshness. Sensitive use of spicy oak, lush finish. Drink 2009-12.
Wine Advocate(From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 162 on Dec-05
Wine Spectator(From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/06