Deep cherry red with russet rim. Clean and brilliant. Spicy notes, vanilla and black fruit, balanced by an elegant touch of oak. Spice and notes of fine aging. Good structure, elegant tannins, and a pleasant, lingering finish. An ideal companion for grilled or barbecued red meat, all types of stew, and spicy dishes. A powerful wine, it also enhances the flavor of fish such as tuna, salmon or cod.
Wine Spectator(1998 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/04
Wine & Spirits(1998 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine