"A big, thrusting, modern style of wine, packed with ripe black plum skin and vanilla flavors. To balance this power and fruit forward character, the typical 2004 freshness is very apparent, lifting the wine and giving it a vibrant character."
"Red-ruby. Expressive, inviting aromas of plum, redcurrant, smoked meat, mocha, tobacco and cedar. Suave, juicy and bright, with lovely inner-mouth aromatic character to the flavors of redcurrant, minerals and dried flowers. Focused and primary. Lovely subtle claret with a juicy quality and lingering perfume."
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar