Characterized by a deep ruby color with garnet hues. Bursts of cherry, ripe plum and
hints of bay leaf are balanced with overtones of chocolate, spices and licorice a light
tannic structure and a long silky finish.
"Extremely attractive aromas of plum and coffee follow through to full-bodied palate, with
velvety tannins and a medium finish. Delicious already. Very close to the 1999 in quality.
James Suckling, Wine Spectator May 15, 2005. 90 points.