Stunning... beginning to shed its tannin, the 2006 stands out for its vibrancy and energy. All of the classic Screaming Eagle notes are in the glass, but with a little more edge and cut than in most vintages... utterly breathtaking beauty.
...red berries, minerals, brown spices, menthol and tobacco leaf. Pliant, generous and sweet with lovely depth to the red berry, plum and tobacco... complex... rises and expands on the very long back end, dusting the mouth with flavor...
Rustic and chewy, tight and compact, but well-focused, tannic and complex. This is slow to reveal its core of dried currant, mineral, sage and dusty berry fruit, with a long yet taut finish, ending with an edge of pencil lead.