(1998 Vintage) The colour is bright straw yellow with hints of lime green. The immediate impact of the aroma is intense and smokey, but as the wine opens in the glass gorgeous scents of flowers, pears and spice arise, promising great power after some bottle maturation. The palate picks up on the spicy fruit note and is powerful and mouthfilling, even now showing great balance between the fruit flavours and acids with a gentle hint of French oak lengthening and intensifying the finish. Pear and hazelnuts are the...
Wine Spectator(2005 Vintage) "Round, generous and amazingly fresh, with a juicy hint of grapefruit playing against spicy pear, green guava and mint aromas and flavors that expand and persist onto the long, expressive finish. This just doesn't quit, remaining exquisitely balanced. Drink now through 2017. 500 cases imported."