(2000 Vintage) Truly glorious and incredibly seductive in the nose, with a complex but also subtle swirl of fruit, herbs and spice. Bold, sleek and velvety on the palate, with a distinct core that is pleasingly redolent of fresh-picked grape stems, but surrounded by ripe raspberry and cherry flavors. It evens out with hints of leather, toast, crème brûlée, rose petals, citrus and toast on the long, lingering finish.
Wine AdvocateRating: 95/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 125 on Oct-99
Wine SpectatorRating: 81/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/01