(From 2011 Vintage) Wonderful aromas of freshly sliced coastal rosemary and currants follow through to a full body, with integrated tannins and a fine finish. This shows so much finesse and beauty. But there is a solid backbone of tannins and length.
Incredible aromas here with blueberries, spices, licorice, plums. Graphite too. Subtle and complex. Full and silky with a beautiful texture of fine tannins and an ultra-fine finish.
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Wine Enthusiast(From «nv» Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast.
Wine Spectator(From «nv» Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
Wine Advocate(From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 137 on Oct-01
Wine & Spirits(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 04/09 The cabernet franc (15 percent) here seems to wrap the cassis and black cherry richness of cabernet sauvignon with the spiciness of fresh red peppercorns. Savory and bound for several hours, this becomes silky and elegant with air, the rich fruit supported by firm, earthy tannins. Deep and impressively structured, this is suited for a decade or more in the cellar.
Wine Advocate(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 07/08