(2005 Vintage) This wine jumps from the glass with an animated nose of flowers, black cherries and ripe plums liberally inflected with aromas of cedar shavings, cigar box, wet river rocks and graphite. It cascades across the palate revealing rich layers of black cherries, Crème de cassis and blueberries intermixed with generous hints of black tea and cardamom, leading to a reverberant exit of spiced plums and kola nuts followed by a lengthy mouth coating finish.
Wine Spectator(2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/15/2012
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) Rating: (91-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06
Wine Spectator(2005 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/06