Inky purple-black in color, this looks like a heavyweight, and lovers of big, rich wines likely won’t be disappointed. It’s full-bodied, verging on heavy, with chocolaty plum and prune flavors that nevertheless stay surprisingly fresh on the long finish.
(From 2004 Vintage) A beautiful classic vintage. Violet blackcurrant, .blueberry/chocolate aromas with some herb garden/floral notes. A buoyant, expansive, mouth-filling wine with richly concentrated chocolaty/plum/blueberry flavours, chalky fine tannins and underlying cedar oak. Finishes long and sweet. An utterly seductive and brilliantly balanced wine.
Wine AdvocateRating: 96/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 167 on Oct-06
Wine SpectatorRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/06