Violets and blackberries gain support from notes of licorice, smoke, and a strong streak of minerality. Great structure, awe-inspiring balance and an attenuated finis.
(From 2010 Vintage)
Color: Dark ruby/purple.
Nose: A captivating and refined nose with a well-integrated aromas of blackberries, violets and roasted coffee beans
Palate: Elegance and crystal purity characterize this extremely complex and densely woven wine with an aging patential of decades.
Wine Advocate(From 1988 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 82 on Aug-92
Wine Spectator(From 1988 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/00
Tanzer(From 2001 Vintage) "Good deep red-ruby. Sappy, primary black fruit and mineral aromas, with hints of violet and licorice. Lush, opulent and suave, but with noteworthy energy in the mouth, thanks to brisk, harmonious acidity. Very long and firm on the back end, with the wine's tannins currently covered by sappy fruit."
Wine Advocate(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 167 on Oct-06
Wine Spectator(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/05