(From 2009 Vintage) Violets and blackberries gain support from notes of licorice, smoke, and a strong streak of minerality. Great structure, awe-inspiring balance and an attenuated finis.
(From 2010 Vintage)
Color: Dark ruby/purple.
Nose: A captivating and refined nose with a well-integrated aromas of blackberries, violets and roasted coffee beans
Palate: Elegance and crystal purity characterize this extremely complex and densely woven wine with an aging patential of decades.
Wine AdvocateRating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 130 on Aug-00
Wine SpectatorRating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/99