(2010 Vintage) Bright ruby-red. Cherry, black cardamom and licorice on the musky, deeply scented nose. Spicy and sharply focused, offering bitter cherry and black raspberry flavors that gain florality and spiciness with air. Bright and gently sweet on the finish, which lingers with very good, spicy tenacity.
International Wine CellarRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 126, May/June 2006 ($32; this wine was sterile-filtered due to a bit of unfermented sugar; made from Dijon clone 77) Good deep ruby-red. Wild aromas of crushed black raspberry and game. Sweet but firm and bright, with wild berry flavors complicated by slightly funky leather, smoked meat and earth. Not especially oaky. Finishes with slightly dusty tannins and sound acids. This would be a perfect match with wild...
Robert ParkerRating: 87-88 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 157