This shows some good blackberry, spice and licorice character on the nose. Medium-bodied, with good tannins and a fresh finish. Lively wine. Best after 2007. —James Suckling
Supple and generous. A plush mouthful of spicy cherry and currant, with a hint of licorice. The flavors persist against firm tannins. Best from 2006 through 2012. 6,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Modern Bordeaux with clean berry and vanilla oak character. Medium-bodied, with a solid core of ripe tannins and a medium finish. A bit hollow but improving. Best after 2008. 1,500 cases made. —James Suckling
Plum and sweet tobacco aromas follow through to a full- to medium-bodied palate, with well-integrated tannins and a medium finish. Slightly hollow midpalate but a very good quality wine. Best after 2007. 12,000 cases made. —James Suckling
Bright and generous, tangy with grapefruit and green papaya flavors that linger effectively on the bracing finish. Has plenty of style and distinctive character. Drink now. 10,000 cases imported. —Harvey Steiman
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