Excellent deep red-ruby. Explosive, perfumed aromas of black cherry, truffle, cinnamon and meat; has an inky urgency. Somewhat clenched on the palate, but a wine of outstanding concentration and juicy freshness. Offers great thrust without excess weight. Finishes very long, with strikingly cool fruit flavors and chewy tannins. Bottled without fining or filtration.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 1998
Burghound | Rating: 89
Still quite primary with full, fresh, earthy fruit and rich, moderately structured flavors and good if not exceptional length. the structure has begun to soften though this will require at least another 5 years before peaking.