(2002 Vintage) Deep red tinged with violet. The nose is filled with mineral notes, mesquite, nutmeg and profound aromas of black fruits, forest blackberries, and licorice root. The attack is deep and well sculpted while the evolution reveals tremendous balance. Bitter chocolate and licorice root fill the mouth, and a return of cassis, cherries and peach pips dominate the final. The vintage 2002 is remarkably dense and unctuous.
Wine Spectator(1998 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/01
Wine Enthusiast(1998 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 06/07