Blood red with ruby highlights, it has a clear-cut, intense nose with overtones of vanilla, spices, withered roses and underbrush. The palate is dry, but soft, full bodied, velvety and well balanced, and is engagingly complex throughout the lengthy finish.
Sweet tobacco, smoky, blackcurrant, cloves. Savoury, full bodied, harmonious with a noble character. Ripe and round tannins, long finish.
Wine Spectator(2008 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/02/2013
Wine Advocate(2003 Vintage)