International Wine Cellar | Rating: 87Full ruby. Highly complex aromas of black plum, cassis, espresso, black pepper, iris and game. Dense and juicy, with bright flavors of black raspberry, tobacco and pepper. But ultimately seems a bit rigid in the middle palate and hard-edged on the finish, with limited flesh and sweetness. Tannins are light but slightly dry.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2000
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88Tightly wound, with a firm band of earthy cedar, currant and cherry, picking up a touch of chocolate. Needs time and air. 290 cases made.Author: James Laube
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 10 bottles owned
- 5 collectors