($119) Good ruby-red. High-pitched, pristine nose offers raspberry coulis, minerals and fresh flowers. Wonderfully fine-grained and sweet but with a medicinal reserve today. This very rich, superripe wine offers insinuating intensity. Its superb underlying fat is hidden by tangy acidity and firm structure. Finishes very sweet, stylish and long. An outstanding showing, and a classic example of this vintage at its best.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2008
Burghound | Rating: 93
Here the equally elegant fruit profile runs more to the red side of the spectrum though it is perhaps not quite as complex yet the rich, round and stylish flavors are actually more complex with a delicious, powerful and seriously long finish that packs a real punch. A wine that should mature well over the medium term.
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: 1st Quarter, 2008
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16
Rather dull crimson. Very sweet and gamey. Full and opulent and almost too alcoholic. Not much finesse. Lots of impact though... Then inky finish. Far from gentle.