($300) Good deep red. Pungent, somewhat sauvage aromas of black raspberry, mocha, minerals, Asian spices, cola and game. Supple and silky on entry, then quite clenched in the middle palate, with a distinctly animal quality quite apparent today. Finishes distinctly firm-edged, with dusty tannins. With extended time in the recorked bottle, this showed growing sweetness without losing its wild character. (Frederick Wildman & Sons, New York, NY)
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2009
Burghound | Rating: 93
An expressive, ripe and very spicy nose of earthy dark berry fruit aromas nuanced by a hint of animale that is also picked up on the rich, full and sweet flavors that are also impressively concentrated and even more powerful, all wrapped in a mouth coating finish that displays hints of coffee and mocha. This is a relatively structured effort for the vintage and will require at least a decade to be at its best.
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: 1st Quarter, 2009
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16
Quite dark. A bit brutal. Very dry and not quite enough seductive fruit for the price. Hard work! A bit too tart too.