(2000 Vintage) Deep, dark red. Very developed for its age, but showing a pleasingly rustic nose of leather, earth, slightly cooked, jammy plum and sweet cassis. Plush and generous on the palate, with bright small be...
Robert Parker"The 2002 Ironstone Pressings GSM may be the finest example of this cuvee I have yet tasted. A blend of 75% Grenache, 20% Shiraz, and 5% Mourvedre, its deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by an explosive perfume of dried herbs, black fruits, ground pepper, licorice, and old oak. This full-bodied, powerful, opulent blend boasts loads of fruit, wonderfully sweet glycerin, and a long finish with outstanding purity, definition, and structure. Drink it now and over the next 10-12 years. "
International Wine CellarFull medium ruby. Very ripe aromas of crushed dark berries and bitter chocolate. A step up in sweetness and texture from the Laughing Magpie. Very concentrated wine with fresh acidity. Also quite young and built to age.
Wine SpectatorRating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/04.