(From 2010 Vintage) This bottling shows power and balance to high degree, and its toned, sleek muscularity emerges in the pure fruit, balance and focused acidity on the palate. Its smooth and integrated mouthfeel make the wine light on its feet for such a complex, tannic and concentrated bottling. Dark cherries, violets and "sottobosco" combine to give this wine the fruit foundation that will sustain the huge tannins through a long life. The finish is bright and smooth, with ripe and full tannins, and ends long and smooth with notes of espresso, spices and cherries.
Wine AdvocateRating: 95/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 137 on Oct-01
Wine SpectatorRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/02