#89 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010
Deep purple colour. The typical spicy nose is combined with black fruit,
although the fruity character dominates in 2008. This is a full bodied wine
with very intense tannins. It has depth and is extremely velvety. The acidity
is in good balance with the sweetness of the alcohol. The wine is still young
but very complex with many layers and has a very long finish.
"Rock-solid, delivering nice, tightly wound grip that holds a core of blackberry, Black Mission fig, licorice snap and maduro tobacco in reserve. Rich but sleek, with a long, sweet finish full of earth and black fruit. Drink now through 2011. "