Full, saturated medium ruby. Very dark, vibrant aromas of blueberry, black raspberry, creme de cassis, fruity bitter chocolate, spices and violet. Densely packed if still a bit youthfully imploded, showing an almost porty primary dark fruit character along with a note of cocoa powder. Ultimately pliant in the mouth, with an enticing balance of sweetness and natural acidity. Finishes with serious, building tannins and a firming mineral note.
Wine & Spirits(2004 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine.