Wine Spectator | Rating: 93Aromas of smoky, toasty oak fold in nicely with ripe, fleshy black cherry and wild berry fruit flavors, on which the wine keeps a tight focus. Impressive for its graceful, supple texture and a finish that keeps repeating fruit and spicy nutmeg notes.Author: James Laube
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 32 bottles owned
- 14 collectors