This is the densest, most tannic of Pride’s new releases, obviously meant for the cellar. You could drink it now, because it’s so lush, but the tightness suggests that the winemaker doesn’t want you to. Buried under the astringency are masses of cassis, dark chocolate, sweet fresh herbs and smoky oak.
Robert Parker(2008 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/15/2011
Robert Parker(1997 Vintage)
International Wine Cellar(1997 Vintage) Saturated bright dark ruby. Penetrating aromas of blackberry, cassis, licorice, shoe polish and violet. Extremely concentrated and dense; huge structure matched by uncanny sweetness of fruit. Already offers compelling inner-mouth perfume. This is considerably more tannic than the winery's regular cabernet, but the tannins spread out to coat the entire palate. Really extraordinary fruit here.
Wine Spectator(1997 Vintage)