"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."
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."