This is an elegant yet concentrated wine with ripe,refined berry and dark stone fruit flavors and woodsy aromas of truffles and earth in a focused yet supple tannic structure which ends in a long, delicate finish.
Vinous 89 points - (just one-third of a normal crop; picked with potential alcohol in the low 13s): Bright dark red. Very ripe aromas of black cherry and chocolate. Sweet and highly concentrated, with an almost glyceral texture to its licorice, spice and chocolate flavors. Finishes with huge, broad tannins and excellent length. Just this side of over the top.
89-91 Points (Jan 2014)