"(sourced from old vines and aged in American oak for 14 months): Opaque purple. Deeply pitched aromas of blackberry, violet, smoky oak and mocha. Then sweet, broad and lush on the palate, with explosive dark berry flavors complicated by vanilla, mocha and a floral nuance. Finishes with big, broad, supple tannins and superb length. This exotic, large-scaled wine shows surprising energy and focus for its heft. - JR"
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September 2013), 92 pts