(From 2009 Vintage) At this youthful stage, this deep garnet-purple colored wine puts forward a vivid expression of blackberry preserve aromas amid underlying cassis, black cherry, spice box, char-grilled meat and chocolate box notes. Surprisingly medium to full- bodied (it smells much fuller!) with taut fl avors that are very closed in the mouth, it has firm, chewy tannins to structure through the long and earthy finish.
Deep, dark and dense, retaining bright purple hues. The nose is immediately Grange, revealing barrel ferment complexities soaked in dark berried fruits. Vibrant, youthful and lifted, a mix of tightly packed liquorice, freshly tanned leather and dark spices create a poised, controlled and distinctive wine.
Robert Parker(From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 99/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 148
Wine Advocate(From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 99/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 148 on Aug-03
Wine Spectator(From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 99/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/03
Robert Parker(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/23/2010