91(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2006
($155) Bright red-ruby. Bright red-ruby. Liqueur-like aromas of smoky dark fruits. Sweet, juicy and densely packed, with excellent vinosity to the strong fruit flavors of strawberry, cherry and red berries. Lush and concentrated, with solid underlying structure. This expands in the mouth and builds impressively toward the back, throwing off notes of graphite and earth. May well merit an even higher score with four or five years of bottle aging. (Vias Imports, New York, NY)
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