A full-bodied wine of intense red fruit flavor and and elegantly supple texture supported by ripe, silky tannins. The Merlot in the blend is expressed in sweet black fruit with overall aromas of ripe, concentrated berries offset by restrained spicy oak notes.
International Wine Cellar(2005 Vintage) Medium-deep ruby. Perfumed aromas of floral red cherry, blackberry and tobacco are complicated by a whiff of toasty, smoky oak. Ripe yet refined, with oodles of red cherry, black plum, cassis and peppery mushroom flavor. This elegant midweight finishes with very smooth, fine-grained tannins and excellent length.
Wine & Spirits(2005 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 04/08.
Wine Spectator(2005 Vintage)