Deep, dark colour with a trace of purple; the bouquet sweetly ripe and rich, with lush fruit and abundant ripeness. Pepper and clove also. A dash of star anise. The wine is full-bodied and ample with generous fruit sweetness backed up by savoury tannins, which are supple.
Wine AdvocateRating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 148 on Aug-03
Wine SpectatorRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/03