The 2004 is a very seductive wine, displaying aromas of cassis, black cherries, pomegranite and cedary oak. Medium bodied and boasting soft ripe tannins.
Medium body, fruity but not very complex, aftertastes relatively long. Let it breaths for an hr or two. Good value for money.
Great wine for the money
- almost 5 years
International Wine CellarRating: 88/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 132, May/June 2007 ($25-$35) Deep red. Expressive aromas of plum, cherry, chocolate, leather and rose petal, plus a whiff of tobacco. Juicy, fresh and precise; not fat but youthful and juicy, with good ripe acidity and flavor intensity for the year. Finishes with broad, dusty tannins and very good length. Still, I'd give this a couple years for its tannins and acids to fully harmonize.
Wine SpectatorRating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/05
Wine & SpiritsRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/07
Robert ParkerRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 171
Wine AdvocateRating: (87-88) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 165 on Jun-06