Vivid ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes candied red berries and cherry, with smoke, anise and cola accents. Sappy, penetrating bitter cherry and redcurrant flavors give way to darker cassis with air and pick up a peppery nuance. Smooth, sweet and energetic on the lingering finish.
Wine Spectator(1999 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/02
Wine Spectator(1994 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/98.
International Wine Cellar(2005 Vintage) Youthful purple. Deeply scented aromas of ripe dark berries and plum are complemented by roasted coffee and road tar. Serious, brooding plum jam and kirsch flavors in conjunction with low acidity and solid tannins make for tough sledding right now. Finishes ripe and full, with sappy cling and a lingering plummy character. This needs grilled red meat.