Tasting Notes and Scores
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 29/06/2010
This fully mature, elegant 2000 tails off slightly in the finish. Notes of forest floor, bay leaf, licorice, red currants, and cranberries are offered in a Burgundian-like, fresh, vibrant format. The tannins have melted away in this medium-bodied, finesse-styled effort. Consume it over the next 7-8 years.
-Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide No 7
This is a nicely textured, plum/ruby-colored 2000 with a moderately intense bouquet of black fruits intermingled with licorice, vanilla, and plums. The wine is pure, elegant, medium-bodied, and stylish. While not a blockbuster, it is delicious, nicely structured, and accessible. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2016.
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When first tasted this was a bit dull but a second bottle is superb. So much fruit on the palate. Lovely texture. Great depth and balance. Rich & generous with a tarry, tobacco-infused finish. An excellent 2000. Tasted June 2001.
Opulent red. Intense aromas of currants, cigar tobacco and berries. Full-bodied, with a solid core of silky tannins and a long finish. Well-made. Best after 2008