2007 / 750 ml.
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- VN Vinous
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- OT Other Review Service
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
92 pts.Wine Enthusiast: December 15, 2010
Lower in price than Cenit’s Old Vines, but to me this is a better, more open wine with bacon, spice and bold black-fruit aromas. The palate is full but retains finesse as well as big tannins; flavors of black fruits come with chocolate, coffee and spice. Full-force stuff but still fairly refined. Drink now through 2014.
91 pts.Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: Nov/Dec 2010
Vivid ruby. Lively red fruits and spices on the nose, with complicating notes of potpourri and minerals. Fresh red and dark berry flavors stain the palate and show a seamless quality, with a jolt of peppery spice on the back half. A spicy oak note lingers on the finish, which clings with impressive tenacity.