Robert Parker 84
Tasted at the IMW horizontal at Vintners Hall. This is rather flaccid on the nose, smudged red-berried fruits, strawberry, a touch of orange zest and later some leather. Nice definition, giving more with time in the glass. The palate is a decent entry, but the middle is a little hollow; a sweet red-berried veneer but a lack of backbone and a finish that fades away in embarrassment. A bit of a disappointment after the nose. Tasted March 2009.