"(made from vines that are reportedly over 80 years old and aged in new French oak for 18 months): Bright purple. Aromas of blackberry, cherry-vanilla, candied flowers and spicecake, with a bright mineral overtone adding vivacity. Pliant and deep in black and blue fruit and violet pastille flavors, with a firm mineral spine and building smokiness. This powerful but very well-balanced wine finishes with excellent clarity, plush tannins and superb spicy, floral persistence."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September/October 2014), 93 pts