Perfumed dark fruit, in the red fruits spectrum. Expressive on the nose, gentle and almost soft on the palate. Slightly thick finish. (JH)
Author: Julia Harding MW
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93
The best ever wine from this estate (even better than their sensational 2005), this full-bodied wine offers notes of blueberry, black currant, asphalt and burning charcoal embers in a deep, layered and multi-dimensional style. It is impressively pure and well-built, with far greater concentration and length than I ever remember this wine having in the past. Forget it for 5 years and drink it over the following three decades.
Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92
This has a very solid core of black Mission fig, blackberry preserves and freshly roasted espresso flavors, woven nicely with hints of alder wood, tar and pastis. The long finish shows polish, with nice grip in reserve.