(2005 Vintage) Dark red. Redcurrant, dried cherry and vanillin oak on the nose, with a smoky mineral quality in the background. Lively red fruit and rose pastille flavors are complemented by sweet vanilla bean and cola nuances. The oakiness fades away on the long finish, which is juicy, expansive and seamless. This wine's lively acidity makes it refreshing and easy to drink now, but it really deserves patience.
Wine Spectator(1995 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/00
Wine Spectator(1994 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/98
Wine Spectator(1989 Vintage) Rating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/95.
Robert Parker(2007 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/07/2013