Blueberry, violet, mocha, smoke, herbs and earth on the nose. Pliant in the mouth, with the mocha and earth flavors repeating. Denser and more vibrant than the Clos Saint-Denis. But shows very good rather than outstanding length.
Robert Parker 89-91
This medium-to-dark ruby-colored wine offers rich and plump red fruits intermingled with fresh herbs and stones on the nose. Gorgeous layers of sweet black cherries, violets, and cassis are wed to flavors of chocolate chip cookie dough in this seductive, medium-to-full-bodied, luscious and delicious wine. Drink it between 2002 and 2007. Importer: Kobrand, Inc., New York, NY; (212) 490-9300.
Anticipated maturity: 2002-2007