(From 2006 Vintage) The palate is immense and beautifully structured with complex layers of exotic fruit flavours mixed with silky fine acidity. The mineral edged tannins are superb, almost elegant. Ripe red-fleshed cherries and dark ripe plums, spice and bell peppers are mixed with summer flowers. Dried herbs such as jasmine and lavender linger on and on; the finish has excellent intensity. Let it sit in a decanter and a continuous stream of characters will evolve.
Wine AdvocateRating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 143 on Oct-02
Wine SpectatorRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/02