(From 2007 Vintage) A brick-red drop with mocha, tar, dark cherry and strawberry coulis aromas, good body and firm but fine-grained tannins.
The nose is almost sensual in its complexity, with aromas of forest fruits, plums, licorice, mineral and coffee scents. Long, complex finish with fine, silk-like tannins and good acidity; dense structure, full of super-ripe fruit.
Taste Flavours of thick black cherries (the nebbiolo), blueberries (the merlot), and chocolate-covered-espresso-stuffed raspberries (cabernet). Colour Attractive ruby red. Nose Earthy and tar notes that are more Barolo combine with floral tones more reminiscent of Bordeaux. Accompanies Such an unusual wine with so many flavours it is difficult to say with any clarity the exact meal combinations. This wine would go well with all the traditional dishes associated with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Barolo.
Wine Spectator(From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/29/2014
Wine Advocate(From 2000 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 160 on Aug-05
Wine Spectator(From 1991 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/94
Wine Enthusiast(From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 09/01/2013
Wine Spectator(From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/26/2014