Totally opaque black crimson color with deep dark crimson red hue. The nose shows lifted notes of violets and blackcurrant followed by some dark mulberry, tobacco, earthy cedar and light spice. Mid weight with elegant and refined flavors of dark mulberry, cedar, earthy tobacco and spice. Fine grained, yet dry dusty tannin structure. Medium to long aftertaste of dark ripe mulberry, earthy tobacco and spicy cedar.
International Wine Cellar(2006 Vintage) Bright ruby-red. Vibrant aromas of blackberry, licorice pastille and fresh herbs. Moderately dense and juicy, with menthol and herbal nuances giving the black fruit flavors a slightly weedy aspect. But this rather firm-edged wine shows good intensity. Finishes with dusty, slightly dry tannins.
Robert Parker(2004 Vintage)
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage)