(From 1999 Vintage) The aromatics race out of the glass - big and complex. The first swell has a slightly brushy character that includes sweet herbs such as thyme and sage. After that crest, essences of cassis, licorice and mint enter and are followed by hints of smoke, vanilla and graham cracker. In the mouth, the wine is filling and expansive. The fruit leaves a sweet impression and tastes of creme de cassis. Given its heft, the wine is surprisingly smooth and finely structured. Sweet red plums contribute to the ...
Wine SpectatorRating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/01