Reduction and wood currently overshadow the underlying fruit. Thereis first-rate intensity and power to the concentrated broad-shouldered flavors that possess a velvet-textured mid-palate while delivering outstanding length on the balanced and only mildly rustic finale. If this can add even more depth it could very well merit the upper end of my predicted range. In sum, this is a classic example and as such, it's very much destined for a long snooze in a cold cellar. Sweet Spot, Outstanding.
Allen Meadows, Burghound Issue 69 - 92-94 Points