A focused and tight red with a currant, blackberry and mineral character. Medium to full body with tight and pretty tannins. Shows class in this vintage.
Score: 95 points -- James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
Great explosiveness on the nose. Notes of blackberries, spices, well integrated wood, chocolate and coffee. The palate is soft and round but with an excellent acid boost. Still tannins but soft. Powerful and explosive it contains all the energy of the hot vintage while maintaining a surprising freshness.