(2010 Vintage) Good bright ruby-red. Knockout nose combines blackberry, licorice, cocoa powder, minerals, pepper and sexy spice oils. Then juicy and gripping in the mouth, with superb energy to the flavors of blackberry, cocoa, licorice and violet. An impression of peppery acidity adds punch to the middle palate and extends the flavors on the extremely long, rising finish, which features toothdusting tannins.
Robert Parker(1999 Vintage)
Wine Advocate(2001 Vintage) Rating: (93-97) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 142 on Aug-02
Robert Parker(2001 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate
Wine Spectator(2001 Vintage) Rating: 74/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator