"(aged for six months in American oak): Dark red. Cherry, cassis and coconut on the nose, with pipe tobacco and spice qualities adding complexity. Modestly concentrated and pliant, offering sweet dark berry and cherry flavors complicated by bitter dark chocolate and vanilla qualities. The vanilla note repeats on the finish, which is gently tannic and nicely focused. Fans of oak will find my score low.- JR"
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Septembre 2013), 88 pts