89 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2009
($42) Bright, full ruby-red. Musky dark berries along with a strong bitter chocolate note of torrefaction. Supple but juicy, with a light touch to the smooth flavors of bitter cherry, leather and pepper. Spreads out nicely on the palate, finishing with good peppery persistence.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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