(From 2000 Vintage) Rich, sexy, silky and full in the mouth, with expressive flavors of black raspberry, game, smoke and truffle. Finishes with strong but suave tannins and excellent length.
Explosive, superripe aromas of black raspberry, lead pencil and sweet oak. Velvety-sweet and pungently oaky in the mouth, with a firm supporting spine of acidity giving the wine a vibrant, sappy quality. Finishes very long, with substantial but lush tannins. Potentially the finest vintage yet from this estate.
Robert Parker(From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 100/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2012
Wine Spectator(From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/11/2012
Wine & Spirits(From 2001 Vintage) International Wine Cellar - Stephen Tanzer (2004) - 90 February 2010
Wine Advocate(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: (89-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 146 on Apr-03
Wine Spectator(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 3/04