Deep dark hypnotic ruby. It has a mysterious charm that erupts from the glass in the form of tart cherries, cloves, mulberries under syrup and a chewy plum jam with a drop of lemon. But behind this fruity profusion, there is a steady mineral backbone, built to last years and years. The Cabernet Sauvignon addition is tangible and, despite making the wine more alcoholic and herbier, the whole results suggestive and balanced. The tannins are punchy and give the wine a fruity, compelling consistency that sucks you in and as time goes, it becomes riper with ethereal peaks of maraschino and nail varnish.
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator