International Wine Cellar | Rating: 85($25) Medium red. Musky, somewhat autumnal aromas of redcurrant, coffee, leather and smoked meat. Sweet on entry, then a bit rustic and leathery in the middle palate. Offers decent texture but finishes a bit dry and warm.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2005
Rating: 87Distinctly ripe yet elegant dark pinot fruit aromas are framed by fairly heavy toast notes and hints of menthol that are followed by very rich, sweet and full-bodied plum and mocha-infused flavors that retain an attractive texture and suppleness. Given the considerable alcohol this is carrying, it's surprising that there is not more finishing warmth and to its credit there is good if not sensational balance. The bold flavors are sufficiently accessible to permit this to be drunk now or held for 2 to 4 years of further development.Issue: 3rd Quarter, 2005
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 43 bottles owned
- 4 collectors