(From 1997 Vintage) Handsome ruby-red color. Outstanding fruit, with a noseful of red berries, black cherry, black pepper, hints of tobacco. These elements come through on the palate, revealing a full-bodied wine. In mid-palate is round and velvety with an added touch of vanilla and toast, followed by a long and smooth finish. Very, very elegant.
Wine AdvocateRating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 171 on Jun-07