(2012 Vintage) Opaque ruby. Smoky, mineral-accented cherry and dark berries on the deeply perfumed nose. Palate-coating black and blue fruit flavors pick up violet pastille and mocha nuances with air. Fleshy and densely packed but lively too, finishing with noteworthy power and persistence and harmonious tannins.
Robert Parker(2009 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/20/2013
Wine Advocate(2004 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 169 on Feb-07
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator