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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2004
($210) Medium ruby. Dark aromas of blackcurrant, licorice, meat and chocolate, with a violety topnote and a whiff of band aid. Then surprisingly narrow in the mid-palate, with black fruit and licorice flavors showing modest depth and personality. With only limited stuffing, this turns a bit dry on the back. I've heard multiple versions of what went wrong with this wine, but what seems clear is that a brettanomyces problem required the wine to be filtered, and the filtration robbed the wine of much of its richness and length.