Wine Advocate | Rating: 87This dark ruby/purple-colored, fleshy wine, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, reveals plenty of toasty new oak, sweet, cedary, red and blackcurrant aromas and flavors, medium to full body, and an accessible, soft, easy to appreciate style. Although not complex, it is a mouthfilling, generous wine that should drink well for 7-10 years.Author: Robert Parker
Rating: 90Young, tight and well focused, with rich, complex flavors of spicy currant, cedar, leather, anise and berry at the core, it unfolds slowly to reveal some exotic spice and mineral notes. Given the level of intensity, it's best to cellar this one until 2000. 6,585 cases made.
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 74 bottles owned
- 17 collectors