93-96 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2011
Bright medium red. Knockout soil-driven aromas of blackberry, violet, smoky minerality, meat and mint. Large-scaled and creamy but with solid spine and a restrained sweetness to its explosive dark fruit and violet flavors. Seamless but not quite unctuous-and not a bit heavy. Best today on the powerful, rising, palate-staining finish, where the serious tannins are covered by the wine's flesh. Looks to be an outstanding vintage for this cuvee
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