($160-$187) Good full, deep red-ruby. Superripe aromas of black cherry and blueberry, complicated by torrefaction notes of licorice, coffee and mocha. Superconcentrated, lush and sweet; chewy, layered and mouthfilling without coming across as heavy. In comparison to the young 2006, this has nicely integrated its stems, not to mention its licorice, fresh herb and bitter chocolate components. Finishes with superb length.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2008
Burghound | Rating: 93
A deeply pitched and very ripe nose of earthy violet aromas trimmed in subtle wood spice notes introduces rich, full and powerful flavors that possess excellent mid-palate sap that helps to buffer the very firm and dense tannic spine on the youthfully austere finish. This is a very serious no-nonsense wine clearly built for long aging.