(2002 Vintage) Colour: Deep brick, earthen red with youthful purple hues. Bouquet: Intense lifted aromas of ripe cherry, plum, spice and pepper with subtle chocolatey, coffee like overtones. Palate: Full, rich, ripe and fleshy, the palate delivers all that the nose promises. Ripe fruit is harmoniously integrated with subtle oak characters providing a long, satisfying, velvety finish. Cellaring Potential: Up to 10 years. Serving Suggestions: Richly flavoured meats, pastas and strong cheeses
Wine Spectator(1998 Vintage)
Wine Spectator(2002 Vintage) "Dark, juicy and profound, with layer upon layer of flavor seamlessly knit into a cohesive whole, offering dark berry, black cherry, exotic spice, black pepper and licorice that sail through the long, vivid finish. Has tremendous style, intensity and a long life ahead of it. Best from 2010 through 2022. 1,200 cases made."