"(40 percent new American oak) Youthful purple. Powerful, deep-pitched black and blue fruit, licorice, vanilla and violet scents are sharpened by mineral and peppery spice nuances. Broad, sweet and seamless in the mouth, offering concentrated boysenberry and cherry compote flavors accented by allspice and coconut notes. Shows surprising energy for its heft and finishes with impressive energy and supple tannins that are quickly absorbed by the lush dark fruit. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (Australia Brings the Brawn and the Beauty, October 2017), 92 pts