Robert Parker 94.0
This wine has always tasted superb. Still a dark purple/garnet color, it offers an exotic bouquet of roasted coffee, caramelized herbs, sweet cassis, blackberries, chocolate, and licorice. The explosive bouquet is followed by a low acid, full-bodied, chewy wine with sweet tannin and ripe, jammy fruit and glycerin. It hit its peak of maturity 4-5 years ago, but is holding nicely. Consume it over the next 5-6 years.Release price: ($375.00/case)
Anticipated maturity: 2009-2015
Good medium color. Suave aromas of cassis, blackberry, and smoky oak. Sweet, layered and lush, with excellent intensity of flavor and solid structure. Finishes with substantial, tongue-coating tannins. This one has personality.