A moderate dollop of new wood frames very ripe yet airy and elegant black raspberry and cherry aromas that are exceptionally fresh
and dissolve into rich, suave and very pure full-bodied flavors that are wonderfully seductive as they just ooze dry extract that renders
the otherwise very firm tannins almost invisible on the mouth coating, concentrated and strikingly long finish. While this is certainly a
big wine, it is actually quite refined and elegant, indeed very much in the style of the '01 as Pitiot suggests. It doesn't quite have the
sheer depth and incredible delineation of the '01 but this is high class juice all the same that is built to age.
Tasted: Jan 01, 2009 / Score: 93
Allen Meadows, Burghound.com