(1998 Vintage) Color: intense red cherry, covered with ruby and garnet tones. Very clean. Aroma: enormous complexity in nose, highlights of red fruits with elegant lactic notes, spices, vanilla and rich aroma of toasted oak. Very fine and sexy. In mouth: flavorful, with a magnificent bakbone and excellent structure. Dry, potent, complex, with great equilibrium. Smooth in the mouth with firm and ripe tannins. The finish leaves mineral notes, spices and red ripe fruit; a very pleasnt and elegant finish.
Wine Advocate(1995 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 119 on Oct-98
Wine Spectator(2000 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/03
Wine Advocate(2002 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 166 on Aug-06
Wine Spectator(2002 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/05