(From 2008 Vintage) Beautifully crafted, rich, intense and powerful, yet supple, graceful and polished, offering a generous core of spicy blackberry, black licorice, wild berry and light cedary notes. Full-bodied and expressive.
(From 2011 Vintage) A rich, dense ruby color, hints at the dark fruit nose of blackberry and currant that carries through the palate, interwoven with complex aromas of black licorice, anise and creme de cassis. On the palate, the wine opens up to reveal an earthiness, with brown spice, cigar box and ripe dark fruits that linger throughout the extracted and long finish. The texture is opulent and rich, yet has a velvety quality with supple density. Rich, fine-grained tannins are balanced with ripe fruit, acidity and oak.
thin fingers, light and flowery, no bite- smooth, almost no after taste.
smooth...no heavy aftertaste. dark and sweet. excellent time!
full bodied with a killer fucking nose!
WS 94 WA 92
Wine AdvocateRating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06
Wine SpectatorRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
Robert ParkerRating: 92-94 - As reviewed by Robert Parker