Solidly tannic wine, with flavors of polished wood. The structure offers a rich, generous feel, bringing out the sweet berry fruits. Very sumptuous.
(From 2005 Vintage) Generous and ripely fruity on the nose. Dusty and slightly dry on the end. I could do with just a little more zesty fruit on the palate. But it’s solid.
Wine Spectator(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/05
Wine Advocate(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: (87-89) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 165 on Jun-06
Decanter(From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 3/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Restrained but intense spicy cassis nose. Intense, rich blackcurrant fruit; firm tannins.
Wine Advocate(From 1997 Vintage) Rating: (80-84) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 116 on Apr-98