(2009 Vintage) At this youthful stage, this deep garnet-purple colored wine puts forward a vivid expression of blackberry preserve aromas amid underlying cassis, black cherry, spice box, char-grilled meat and chocolate box notes. Surprisingly medium to full- bodied (it smells much fuller!) with taut fl avors that are very closed in the mouth, it has firm, chewy tannins to structure through the long and earthy finish.
Robert Parker(2005 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/23/2010
Robert Parker(1998 Vintage) Rating: 99/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 148
Wine Advocate(1998 Vintage) Rating: 99/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 148 on Aug-03
Wine Spectator(1998 Vintage) Rating: 99/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/03