(2005 Vintage) It is a dark purple in colour, with hints of purplish blue when young. After a few years, or even decades for the best vintages, its colour softens and becomes ruby red with hints of amber.
Robert Parker(2010 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/20/2013
Decanter(1986 Vintage) Rating: 5/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Fine bouquet, with ripe, even caramely fruit. Fruit dominates.
Wine Advocate(2003 Vintage) Rating: (91-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 158 on Apr-05
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
Wine Advocate(2000 Vintage) Rating: (94-96) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 134 on Apr-01