(1997 Vintage) The aroma is densely packed with ripe cassis-like fruit characters, underlaid by complex secondary notes of black olive and smokey hints of toasty American oak. The palate is ripe but characteristically firm showing the generous tannin structure of the Cabernet Sauvignon variety which dominates this blend. The long, rich finish is layered and complex, with the richness of primary fruit beginning to yield to the hints of wood-smoke and chocolate which characterise maturity and will develop further...
Wine Spectator(1995 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/98
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