(2001 Vintage) Very dark garnet with blackish hues. Wonderfully sweet aromas of very ripe dark fruits (mainly plum and rhubarb) mingling with sandalwood and cedar. Tobacco, wild mushroom and tar dominate the complex medley of earthy flavors on the palate, with a persistent undertone of juniper berry. Very dense and plush, but also vibrant and focused. The long, spicy finish features firm but ripe tannins.
Wine AdvocateRating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 158 on Apr-05