(2005 Vintage) Opaque crimson center with a garnet edge appearance. Its aroma is dense, concentrated, evolving scents of plum with black cherry, blackberry and cassis, layered with cocoa, toasty oak, sweet herbs and a hint of violets. Intriguing dark flavors of plum, cassis and black cherry are layered with toffee, cocoa and vanilla lifted with fresh herbs. Concentrated, structured and full on the palate from start to finish, ending with ripe, yet age worthy tannins.
Wine Spectator(1998 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/02.
Wine Enthusiast(1998 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast.