Bright red-ruby. Reticent nose offers cassis, spices and chocolatey oak, plus a touch of minerality. A juicy, spicy midweight with good intensity and spicy/herbal lift to its cool cassis and blackberry flavors. Finishes with substantial fine tannins and very good length.
International Wine Cellar(2006 Vintage) Medium red-ruby. Aromas of black cherry, currant, menthol, licorice, minerals and tobacco, plus a whiff of superripeness. Plump, broad and smooth, with an early sweetness making this accessible from the outset. Combines good weight and freshness.
Wine Advocate(1995 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 114 on Dec-97
Robert Parker(2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/10/2012