"Dark ruby red. Restrained aromas of sweet, dark red fruit with good richness and density on a firmly structured palate. Layered, expressive flavors of plums and dried cherries with notes of fruitcake, tobacco and leather. Fine firm tannins balance the wine’s natural sweetness. Aged 5 years in oak. Pair with strongly flavored, hard cheeses."
- International Wine Review (Succulent Sweet Wines for the Holidays: The Best of 2018), 90 pts