A solid, textbook version, this has flesh and weight, with vivid blueberry, plum and blackberry compote flavors carried by lightly brambly grip through the licorice-fueled finish.
Store and Serve Advices:
Serve at cellar temperature (15/17°). Decantation is recommended to separate the sediment. This cellar wine will mature over the years and develop a complex variety of aromas. You can also enjoy it when young to taste the intensity of its fruit. It is best drunk 4 to 40 years after bottling. Drink within 48 hours after openning.
Particularly enjoyable with a dessert, with dark chocolate or cheese. Also on its own at the end of a meal.
Reviews and Awards:
. 96 points in Robert Parker;
. 95 points in Wine Spectator Magazine;
. 94 points in Roy Hersh;
. 18,5 points in Vinho Grandes Escolhas.
98 pts Wine Spectator - Very seductive. Lovely fresh floral notes on the nose, many delicate complex aromas. Violets. Wonderful purity and fresh precision of...
96 pts Robert Parker - We have a great Vintage on our hands, showing beautiful concentration, vigour and complexity, but with plenty of finesse and...
97 pts Wine Spectator - Aromas of Mediterranean wood, resin, rosemary and notes of eucalyptus. Luxurious on the palate with delicious flavors of wild...
93 pts Robert Parker - Opaque color. Excellent concentration and aromatic depth, where outstanding notes of ripe wild fruits, spice and soft spice stand out....