Dark and maturing, with complex black cherry, coffee, wild berry, stewed plum, cedar and anise flavors that are concentrated and elegant. Finishes with mild but sufficient tannins.
International Wine CellarRating: 90(+?) - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 120, May/June 2005. ($190; bottled in May of 2004) Bright ruby-red. Perfumed aromas of blackberry, bitter chocolate and minerals, with a medicinal aspect and a hint of tarry oak. Juicy, firm-edged flavors of black fruits, minerals, licorice, mint and tarry oak; reminded me of a young Rauzan-Segla. Finishes with excellent length, even if the tannins are a bit tougher and less sweet than those of the 2003.
Wine AdvocateRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 157.
Wine SpectatorRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.