The color is a deep and bright ruby red, made precious by purple and garnet reflections. The nose is elegant and rich with evident ripe prune and fresh underbrush berries together with nuances of sweet spices, liquorice and toasted tobacco. An excellent balance stands out on the palate. The wine is fresh and supple at the beginning, then it evolves, supported by compact and ripe tannins, into an intriguing and pleasantly sapid and persistent finish. Ripe fruit notes come back in the aftertaste.
Wine Spectator(1998 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/03.