Dense, old vine flavors of cassis and black fruit offset by refined mineral, liquorice and tobacco notes lead into this wine's layered, complex palate which is supported by a firm, focused backbone of sweet, ripe tannins and an elegant, balanced acidity on the extended finish.
With its perfumed aromas, this is a wine that has richness and sweetness, with soft velvet power. It has an intense wood element that needs to blend into the rest of the wine, but the sweet black currant and freshness provide a good balance. This is a seductive wine, with a fine solid character.
Robert Parker(2006 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/01/2009
Wine Advocate(2002 Vintage)
Wine Spectator(2002 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2005
Robert Parker(2002 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2005
Wine Advocate(1970 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 105 on Jun-96