($35) Good bright, full ruby. Pure aromas of blackberry, licorice and bitter chocolate; an essence of this variety. Juicy, bright and densely packed, with a powerful core of primary crushed black fruit flavor. Superconcentrated but quite suave. The very long finish features broad tannins. I'd give this a couple more years in the bottle.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: January/February 2008
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92
Heady, with raspberry and currant confiture aromas followed by a dense palate of warm fig sauce, crushed boysenberry, bramble, bittersweet ganache and Christmas pudding notes. Long, powerful finish.