(From 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 ParkerRating: 99/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 148
Wine AdvocateRating: 99/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 148 on Aug-03
Wine SpectatorRating: 99/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/03