3rd Quarter 2009 | 91 points
“A ripe and impressively complex nose offers up aromas of menthol, blackberry and cassis that introduce equally complex, rich and voluminous medium plus weight flavors that possess a dusty and mouth coating texture that display excellent finishing persistence. This is moderately structured and really quite attractive and though it’s perhaps a bit less elegant than usual, it compensates by delivering even greater depth. There is a trace of backend warmth but if the appropriate serving temperature is maintained, it’s almost invisible. Recommended. “–Allen Meadows'