(From 1993 Vintage) Highly coloured and full of flavour, holding out the promise of well-balanced, full-bodied wines.
#11 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008
The wine has a deep color with a violet tint. The nose opens on pleasant smoky notes, followed by intense and powerful ripe berry fruit aromas, especially cassis and wild strawberry.
Full-bodied and expansive on the palate, it displays close-knit tannins and a range of generous, varied flavors including blackberry, cherry, spice and licorice.
The ample and well-balanced finish combines the solidity of a well-defined structure with the charm and fullness of rich flavours enfolded in refined and judicious oak.
Wine Spectator(From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/11/2012
Robert Parker(From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2012
Decanter(From 1988 Vintage) Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Very deep red; rich dense chocolatey nose, firm and rather closed, oaky, excellent aromatic potential; soft, rich, succulent, silky, seductive with considerable depth, fine acidity and finesse, chocolatey finish; good length.
Wine Advocate(From 2006 Vintage) Rating: (91-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
Wine Spectator(From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 89-91 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 4/07