(2006 Vintage) Reveals the noble sweetness of tannin, the extraordinary rich, intense mouthfeel, and sumptuous aromas of flowers, burning embers, blackberries, blueberries, spice box, and cedar. With extraordinary intensity, beautiful purity, a texture and flavors that build incrementally on the palate, and a significantly long finish.
International Wine CellarRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 120, May/June 2005 ($165; from soil that Mark Aubert describes as "60% rocks") Good full ruby. Hugely complex, somewhat exotic aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, blueberry, plum, mocha, minerals and woodsmoke. Suave, lush, thick and seamless, yet with plenty of inner-palate energy. Very concentrated flavor of creme de cassis, with notes of exotic spices and soy sauce. Finishes with big, chewy, sweet tann...
Robert ParkerRating: 98/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 157
Wine SpectatorRating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/05