(From 2000 Vintage) Truly glorious and incredibly seductive in the nose, with a complex but also subtle swirl of fruit, herbs and spice. Bold, sleek and velvety on the palate, with a distinct core that is pleasingly redolent of fresh-picked grape stems, but surrounded by ripe raspberry and cherry flavors. It evens out with hints of leather, toast, crème brûlée, rose petals, citrus and toast on the long, lingering finish.
Wine AdvocateRating: 90-93 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 147.
Wine SpectatorRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/99.
BurghoundRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Burghound on Nov 22, 2005.