Deep, dark red. Very developed for its age, but showing a pleasingly rustic nose of leather, earth, slightly cooked, jammy plum and sweet cassis. Plush and generous on the palate, with bright small be...
In its youth, d'Arenberg's Ironstone Pressings has a deep, dark plum purple colour matched by just as intense black cherry, dark chocolate, liquorice, tobacco, mixed spice and brooding ripe blackberry...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 90 points
International Wine Cellar(1998 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 97, July/August 2001 Medium ruby. Very ripe but cool aromas of black fruits, minerals, licorice, pepper and mint. Sweet, creamy and concentrated; pliant and deep, with complicating spice tones. A firmly tannic blend with the structure to develop in bottle.
Robert Parker(1998 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 135
Wine Advocate(1998 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 135 on Jun-01
Wine Spectator(1998 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/00
Wine & Spirits(1998 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine