Dark, rich and polished, with complex, concentrated currant, tobacco, olive, bell pepper and blackberry flavors. Finishes with a flash of spicy, toasty oak and ripe, integrated tannins. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot.
Author: James Laube
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88
Nutty oak complements aromas of dark berries, bitter chocolate and coffee. Sweet and fleshy, with a chewy texture and subtle spiciness. Has good stuffing to support its dusty tannins. Finishes with a note of chocolate.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: May/June 2002
Wine Advocate | Rating: 86
While the 1999 Alluvium possesses structure and density, it displays high levels of tannin.