(From 2003 Vintage) 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.
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 Spectator(From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/19/2012
Robert Parker(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 155
Wine Advocate(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 155 on Oct-04
Wine & Spirits(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
Wine Spectator(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator