"Full dark garnet with ruby highlights. Intensely perfumed nose suggests cinnamon, nutmeg, white pepper and violet. Deep raspberry and kirsch flavors coat the mouth, along with a complicating licorice nuance. Full-bodied and plush, with mouthcoating but pliant tannins. High-toned, silky, and pure, with a sweet lingering finish that evokes powdered cocoa. Luscious wine."
-International Wine Cellar
"Wonderful aromas of roses, ripe fruit and hints of spices. Full-bodied, with beautiful, silky tannins and a finish of flowers and fruit that lasts for minutes. Best after 2003."