(1998 Vintage) It offers a smoky, blackberry and cherry-scented nose of extraordinary purity and precision. Full-bodied, enormously-endowed, and unctuously-textured, this monstrous wine displays tremendous potential.
International Wine Cellar(2006 Vintage) Deep ruby-red. Sexy aromas of dark berry preserves, cinnamon, clove, cured tobacco and anise. Round, fleshy, cherry-vanilla and dark chocolate flavors are enlivened by notes of baking spices and smoky minerals. Open-knit and gently sweet, displaying minimal tannins and finishing with very good lift and lingering chocolate and spice notes. This aged in 20% new French oak.
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator