Ratings & Tasting notes:
95 points Wine Spectator
Warm and inviting, with a worn leather feel to the mix of dried anise, espresso, bittersweet cocoa, steeped fig and mulled currant notes, which move seamlessly together through the buckwheat-edged finish. There’s plenty here to like now, but this has ample energy for additional development. (JM, Web Only-2017)
94 points Wine Enthusiast
Mouthfilling and round, without any sharp edges, but this wine remains extremely firm and dense, with several decades of life ahead of it. Dried fig, chocolate and black licorice flavors only hint at what lies ahead. (3/2008)
Always stored in a climate controlled cellar since release.