2005 | 2006
Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar -
Full ruby-red. Dark fruits currently overshadowed by bitter chocolate and brown spices. The dark raspberry and mocha flavors show a slightly gritty extractive quality and are carrying a heavy load of oak. Not a particularly fruity style but has decent life in the mouth. Tannins are fairly substantial.
Wine Spectator -
Smooth-textured, with ripe black cherry, plum and cedary cigar box scents. Full-bodied, supple and balanced, ending with subtle flavors. Drink now through 2015.