Inky ruby. Ripe red fruit and floral oils on the fragrant nose. Pliant and sweet, offering juicy raspberry and cherry compote flavors and deeper licorice and bitter chocolate nuances. Fine-grained tannins come on late and add grip to a long, spice- and smoke-accented finish.
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 166 on Aug-06
Wine Advocate(2002 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 159 on Jun-05
Wine Advocate(1999 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 136 on Aug-01