Deep and dark red. Shiny. Aromas of fresh fruits with red berries and spices. Full, round and racy. Rounded and smooth tannins. A full-bodied, rich and intensely aromatic wine.
Wine Enthusiast 90 - "A perennial favorite, it's reassuring to see that the quality continues to remain high even from GuigalåäÛªs least expensive cuvee. Red fruitsåäÛÓcherries and raspberriesåäÛÓmarry easily with hints of clove, cracked pepper, black olive and espresso. ItåäÛªs round on the midpalate, showing more focus and ample length on the finish. "
Vinous / Antonio Galloni 90 - "Deep ruby. Smoky cherry and blueberry aromas display very good clarity and a touch of cracked pepper. Showing its Syrah component, with sappy black and blue fruit flavors sharpened by a spicy nuance. A sexy floral note comes up on a gently tannic finish that lingers with very good persistence. As usual, this wine punches well above its category and should reward at least another four or five years of patience."