(2005 Vintage) Possesses a saturated blue/purple color as well as a big, sweet nose of pain grille, roasted herbs, grilled meats, black cherry jam, blackberries, and spice. Powerful, full-bodied, and dense yet elegant, deep, and layered, its pure fruit.
DecanterRating: 3/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Intense colour, subdued on the nose, fruit rich, ripe and nicely pitched, full bodied, firm but fine tannic structure. A touch more elegance than some years. Ready 2010-2012. (tasted en primeur)
International Wine CellarRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on May-03.
Wine SpectatorRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/03.
Wine AdvocateRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate.