88-90 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2007
(just racked; Potel will bottle about 10,000 bottles of this juice) Good deep red-ruby. Aromas of black raspberry, flowers and minerals, along with a meaty nuance. Sweet, fine-grained black raspberry flavor complicated by minerals and bitter chocolate. This is fat with fruit and boasts excellent depth for village wine. Finishes with big, ripe tannins.
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