(50% malbec, 30% cabernet sauvignon and 10% each merlot and syrah): Slightly reduced aromas of blackberry, licorice, smoked meat and violet. Sweet, musky and seamless if still a bit youthfully reduced, with nicely integrated acidity giving shape to the middle palate. Finishes broad and suave, with sophisticated tannins, a lightly saline quality and very good length. This needs a couple years of patience.
Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Issue 167, March/April 2013), 90 pts