Dark, bright ruby. Blackberry, black cherry, licorice and bitter chocolate on the rather floral nose; slightly porty but fresh. Dense and thick but currently a bit clenched, and dominated by its structure. Lively black fruit, violet and bitter chocolate flavors linger on the firmly tannic finish.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: May/June 2001
Wine Advocate | Rating: 88
Deep ruby/purple, with sweet black currant and cherry fruit offered in a medium to full-bodied, ripe style with moderate tannin and a long finish, this wine could turn out to be a sleeper of the vintage.
Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92
Sexy wine. Ripe and decadent, with spice, meat and earth notes. Full-bodied, with big, soft and rich tannins and a long chocolaty finish. Lovely, this one.