International Wine Cellar | Rating: 77Amber-edged red-ruby color. Raw cherry syrup and a pronounced vegetal quality on the nose. Hard, minty and green, with no sweetness or flesh. Tastes distinctly acidified and finishes with drying tannins.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: September/October 2002
Wine Spectator | Rating: 95A rich core of focused, concentrated currant, black cherry and plum flavors balances beautifully with finely integrated tannins, marking this as a potentially magnificent wine with cellaring until 1995 to 2000. Has the muscle and grace to evolve into a majestic wine, even though it has the fruit to drink now. 11,000 cases made.
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 154 bottles owned
- 45 collectors