(2002 Vintage) Dark garnet red, with an aroma of blueberries, raspberries, cherries, and cassis. Second layer is nutmeg, leather, toast and vanilla beans. Flavor: Blackberries, plums, and allspice. Second layer is tobacco, cinnamon, oak, sage, and roasted meats. The mid-palate is full and layered with round tannins. Finish: Ripe fruits, lingering texture, toasty and silky finish.
Wine Spectator(2000 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/03.