Intense bouquet with aromas of fruit and spice. Rich and structured on the palate, this wine needs a bit of patience in order to reveal its raciness and great distinction. Excellent ageing potential.
Wine Spectator 92 points - Starts out rich, with ripe cherry, raspberry, mineral and spice flavors, gathering intensity as this builds on the finish. Balanced, presenting a lingering aftertaste of fruit, mineral and spice. Best from 2018 through 2033.-B.S. (Jun 1 2016)
Vinous 90 points - Deep red. Wild, slightly syrah-like aromas and flavors of black raspberry, game, earth and burning cinders. Sweet, dense and thick, but with excellent energy and a fine-grained texture giving the mid-palate a distinctly suave quality. A bit withdrawn in the middle but opens up and blossoms on the broad finish, which features noble tannins. This fruit was harvested at a ripe 12.5% potential alcohol and chaptalized to 13.2%.
90-93 Points (Jan 2015)