This 100% Syrah is one of the great red wines of the world. In the glass this wines is a deep, very dark color. On the nose it is spicy with small soft fruit and delicate woody aromas. A huge, tannic wine on the palate. Aromas of blackcurrant buds and vanilla. A harmonious balance between an imperceptible acidity and strongly present tannins mellowed by prolonged refining in the wood. From old vine Syrah in Hermitage!
International Wine CellarRating: 91(+?) - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Jan-03
Wine AdvocateRating: (90-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 133 on Feb-01
Wine SpectatorRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/02
Wine EnthusiastRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast