(2001 Vintage) A good depth of colour for ten years of age. Maturing berry fruit nose, a touch of leather, woodspice and cloves. Good, full palate. Firm texture; showing strong tannins and very firm acidity, which peaks at the endpalate. This provides the structure for a maturing palate, not quite showing the seamless integration of a great wine at present. Burnt coffee and berry fruit flavour. Has potential, but will remain a firm, masculine style.
Wine Advocate(1995 Vintage) Rating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 106 on Aug-96
Wine Spectator(1995 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/97