A gracious style, smooth and layered, full-bodied without being heavy, with a rich, elegant mix of dark berry, mocha, mineral and anise. The long, lingering finish turns delicate and spicy, with a wonderful lift.
International Wine CellarMedium ruby. Highly aromatic nose of cassis, blueberry, lead pencil, tobacco and mint. Very ripe and rich, but also more suave than the Cariad and showing more personality today. This is chewy with extract. Long, slow-building finish features very ripe, fine tannins.
Wine SpectatorRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/05.