This wine is medium depth crimson in colour with a nose of sweet and silken dark cherries and raspberry aromas, followed by a very rustic touch of smoke, leather and raisins. The palate suggests a generous, supple wine with malty chocolatey flavours merging with sweet black cherry fruits, finishing with fine tannins.
89 Points-The Wine Advocate "Purple-colored with aromas and flavors of spice box, forest floor, earth, blueberry, and blackberry. On the palate it is slightly compressed but tasty with a moderately long finish."
91 Points-Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar "Dark red. Blackberry, boysenberry and smoked meat on the nose, with a suave undercurrent of vanilla and cola. Broad and fleshy, with good palate-staining intensity to the dark berry compote and gently smoky oak spices. Supple, seductive and open-knit, with very good finishing cling."
92 Points-The Wine Spectator "Supple, ripe and expressive. A plush mouthful of currant, blackberry and plum fruit mingling with coffee, cream and floral accents. The tannins are almost not there, but the finish just sails on and on."