(2012 Vintage) Brilliant ruby. Spice- and mineral-accented red fruits and lavender on the intensely perfumed nose. Juicy, focused and pure, with excellent depth to its raspberry and cherry compote flavors. Puts on weight with air without any loss of vibrancy. The mineral element carries strongly through the finish, which features silky tannins and a strong red fruit quality.
Wine Advocate(2003 Vintage) Rating: (92-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 156 on Dec-04
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/05