Tar and violets position in an initial formation that is simultaneously insistent and lush. A juicy flow of broad, inky strokes of tar, black strap molasses and basil paint a portrait of a strudy, long-lasting keeper."
"Dark plums, blackberries, brambles, burnt oranges, licorice, ash and tar. Full-bodied with muscular, structured tannins, burnt-ash character, tangy acidity and a long, chewy finish. Drink in 2022." - James Suckling (May 2018), 93 pts
"Very vivid, with a proud display of blueberry, açai berry and blackberry puree flavors streaming through, carried by a rich and polished structure while melted licorice and graphite notes score the finish. Powerful and extracted in style, but shows terrific drive nonetheless. Best from 2020 through 2038.—J.M."