Bright medium ruby. Slightly reduced, spirity aromas of kirsch , blackberry, boysenberry, licorice pastille and mint, plus a suggestion of nutty oak. Densely packed and quite sweet, but the slightly disjointed black fruit flavors are tough going today; this struck me as more like a ruby port. Quite closed and tannic on the back end, in need of patience to display its personality. Many other critics rated this wine considerably higher than I did.Author: Stephen Tanzer
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33 bottles owned by 19 collectors.
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