(From 2008 Vintage) Beautifully crafted, rich, intense and powerful, yet supple, graceful and polished, offering a generous core of spicy blackberry, black licorice, wild berry and light cedary notes. Full-bodied and expressive.
(From 2011 Vintage) A rich, dense ruby color, hints at the dark fruit nose of blackberry and currant that carries through the palate, interwoven with complex aromas of black licorice, anise and creme de cassis. On the palate, the wine opens up to reveal an earthiness, with brown spice, cigar box and ripe dark fruits that linger throughout the extracted and long finish. The texture is opulent and rich, yet has a velvety quality with supple density. Rich, fine-grained tannins are balanced with ripe fruit, acidity and oak.
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Robert Parker(From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/07/2013
Wine Advocate(From 1978 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 89 on Oct-93
Wine Advocate(From 1979 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 89 on Oct-93
Wine Advocate(From 1985 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 98 on Apr-95
Robert Parker(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 92-94 - As reviewed by Robert Parker