Intensely coloured and silk-textured, this was initially rather subdued on the nose, gradually revealing fresh, brisk, peppered red fruit complemented by wild herbs - vibrant, primary and focused. The palate is supple and opulent, old vine fruit intensity clearly adding personality, complexity and focus.
Dark and racy, featuring blackberry coulis, black plum skin and cassis notes balanced with fresh acidity and fine tannins. Embedded layers of espresso, flint and floral mark the long, expressive finish.
Wine Spectator(2010 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/22/2012
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 12/07
Wine Spectator(2008 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/01/2010
Robert Parker(2009 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/31/2011