89 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2010
($28) Deep ruby-red. Blackcurrant, cherry, licorice and tobacco on the nose, complicated by a subtly smoky mineral quality. Sweet, smooth and light on its feet, showing chewy red- and blackcurrant and cherry flavors and dusty tannins. Elegant in a Bordeaux manner, with silky tannins and good mineral-driven persistence. Finishes with a strong echo of red fruits and hints of dried rose and herbs. (T. Edward Wines, New York NY)
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