(2010 Vintage) Inky ruby. A heady, exotically perfumed bouquet displays scents of raspberry and cherry liqueur, sandalwood, potpourri and woodsmoke. Intensely spicy and precise on the palate, which offers juicy red fruit flavors and suggestions of candied flowers and spicecake. Velvety tannins add shape to a strikingly long, smooth and floral-accented finish that shows outstanding energy and clarity.
Wine AdvocateRating: (90-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 131 on Oct-00
Wine SpectatorRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/00