"Inky purple. Dark berries, cherry, licorice and a hint of cracked pepper on the fragrant nose. Supple and expansive in the mouth, with gentle acidity giving juiciness and lift to the supple dark fruit flavors. Shows surprising vivacity for its richness and finishes sweet, spicy and long, with just a hint of dusty tannins."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September/October 2014), 90 pts