($70) Good bright, dark red. Serious, almost Pauillac-like aromas of medicinal cherry and iron. Sweet, sappy and backward, with a liqueur-like creaminess of texture and flavors of chocolatey oak and minerals. This rich and deep young wine finishes with excellent focus and balance. (Robert Chadderdon Selections, New York, NY; Classic Wine Imports, West Roxbury, MA)
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: July/August 2009
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16
Dark ruby with a little evolution at the rim. Big and round and ripe. Quite a sweet blockbuster on the nose. Then lots of ripe, if dusty, tannins on the palate and almost painful acidity. No holds barred on this wine. Sunbaked indeed. Sweet start. Bit of a bruiser but not vapid and not sickly.