A spectacular effort from this estate rivaling their 2005, but more flashy/flamboyant, this dark ruby/purple wine has a strikingly intense nose of licorice, flowers, plums and dark berries. Medium to full-bodied, very approachable and silky, this suave, very sexy wine can be drunk early on as well as aged for 20+ years.
Author: Robert Parker
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91
Good deep red. Pretty cassis and floral aromas. Silky, subtle and fresh, with sound acidity framing the pungent dark berry and lightly herbal flavors. Very nicely balanced wine with an elegant finish featuring suave tannins, an intriguing saline quality and subtle persistence.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: July/August 2012
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92
Ripe and fleshy, with an enticing mix of Linzer torte, currant confiture and crushed plum fruit offset by hints of briar and bay leaf. The long finish lets roasted apple wood, singed iron and tobacco leaf notes fill in, while staying plush in feel. Combines the ripeness of the vintage with a nice old-school feel.
Author: James Molesworth
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17
Scented, notably aromatic. Lovely fluid texture (I know this seems self evident.) Just beautifully judged. No heat at all. Really very successful. Even if not emphatic. Zesty dry finish.