JS 94 Vinous 92 Pts - According to James Suckling - "Lots of chocolate, walnut, and berry aromas with hints of toasted oak. Full body, with firm tannins and a juicy. Dark chocolate powder. Drink now."
According to Stephen Tanzer - "Bright, full ruby-red. Aromas of blackberry, black raspberry, licorice, dark chocolate and sweet oak spices are lifted by a violet topnote. Creamy and subtly sweet, with high-class oak and nicely integrated acidity giving shape to the flavors of black raspberry, currant and dark chocolate. This very glossy wine finishes with fine-grained tannins and lovely persistence. Balanced from day one but has the density to evolve slowly and positively in bottle." 14.5% ABV.