JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 91Berries, spices and chocolate on the nose. Full bodied, with chewy tannins and a slightly hot finish. Lots of fruit though. No reason to wait. Pull the cork. 14+23+22+32. Find the wineAuthor: James Suckling
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93Darioush's flagship wine, the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Darius II (just under 500 cases produced) boasts a big, creamy, oaky nose displaying abundant aromas of creme de cassis, blackberries, licorice, and camphor. This opaque purple-colored, full-bodied, opulent 2006 is performing even better than the 2007 at this stage. With considerable complexity as well as accessibility, this beauty should drink well for 15-20 years.Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 192 bottles owned
- 44 collectors