A grippy, mouthwatering style offering solid, briary tannins inlaid with finely beaded acidity, all of which melds into the core of anise, blackberry paste and fig sauce favors. Shows terrific energy on the singed apple wood finish.
International Wine CellarRating: 93(+?) - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 88, January/February 2000 Deep ruby-red. Highly aromatic nose of blackberry, currant, framboise, tar, minerals, leather and licorice. Sweet and wonderfully rich and deep, with layered fruit complicated by leather, licorice and spice notes. Already gives great pleasure thanks to its glyceral richness, but the Chaves agree that this wine needs ten years. Stylish and supple. Finishes with superfine tannins and co...
Robert ParkerRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 133
Wine AdvocateRating: (90-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 121 on Feb-99
Wine SpectatorRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator