A dense plum/purple color is followed by a supple, evolved, medium-bodied wine revealing an elegant bouquet of red and black currants, charcoal, toast and earth. Enjoy this impressive 2008 over the next 12-15 years. Drink 2011-2026.
89 points – Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #194, May 2011)
Warm tobacco, mulled plum and dark fig notes move through this medium-weight offering, with rounded edges, but good bass notes of loam and iron keep it honest on the finish. Drink now through 2016.
– James Molesworth (WineSpectator.com, March 2011)
Medium red-ruby. High-pitched aromas of licorice, bitter chocolate, wild herbs, spices and graphite minerality. Floral and juicy in the mouth, with excellent energy and definition to the flavors of red berries and cherry complicated by licorice and pepper. Perfumed, juicy, stylish claret with lovely fruit intensity and modest weight. Finishes with broad, palate-dusting tannins and a youthful tightness. Old school in the best way.
– vinous.com, Sept 2011
Balanced and fruity with tobacco and berry character. Full and very soft with fine tannins, and a juicy fruit character on the finish.
– jamessuckling.com, Dec 2010
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