"Bright red. Bright red berry and potpourri aromas show impressive clarity and intensity, picking up subtle notes of cola and Asian spices with air. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering incisive black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and showing a seamless texture. Finishes with excellent focus and length, leaving spicy berry notes behind."
Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (August 2012), 93 pts
"Red Polished, showing a velvety texture to the deftly restrained black currant, plum, smoke and spice flavors, coming together harmoniously. Drink now through 2023.—H.S." Wine Spectator's Insider (November 11th 2015), 93 pts