(From 2012 Vintage) A deep ruby red. A very crisp, clean-edged bouquet features emphatic notes of wild berry fruit and sweet violets, with underlying hints of pungent spice and roast espresso bean. The palate is full-volumed with a good weight, yet at the same time displaying elegance and pedigree, with a velvet-smooth, glossy texture and up-front fruit. A lovely vein of acidity propels a near-endless finish, held taut and true by an exceptional charge of tannins, bringing the wine to a close on an intensely refreshing note.
Wine AdvocateRating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 152 on Apr-04
Wine SpectatorRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/02
Wine & SpiritsRating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine