It shows a tight-knit tannic texture and a powerful structure, the whole being impressively crisp, juicy and full-flavored. The finale is nicely lingering. Berry fruit fairly explodes on the nose, with crisp, fresh aromas seemingly squeezed straight from the bush; sweet, spicy notes of vanilla, cinnamon and black pepper follow, crowned by elements of maturation such as leather and tobacco.
Wine AdvocateRating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 164 on Apr-06
Wine SpectatorRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator