International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 143
($165) Good full red. Dark cherry, licorice and brown spices on the nose, plus a whiff of leather. Suave on entry, then tightly wound and deep in the middle, offering lovely lift and perfume to the highly nuanced flavors of blueberry, black cherry, brown spices, minerals and humus. Not especially sweet in the early going, but this boasts excellent mid-palate density and finishes with noteworthy generosity of texture, pungent minerality and suave, dusty tannins. Seems riper and deeper than the young 2007. I'd wait four or five years on this one.
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Author: Jancis Robinson
Notably dark crimson. Subtle, mushroomy, autumnal nose. Very sweet and juicy. Some astringency on the finish but overall decent balance. Medium weight only.
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