Blueberries, minerals, flowers and sandalwood on the nose. Full body, with chewy tannins and fresh fruit and citrus aftertaste. Beautiful polish to the wine. Best in 2018.
Author: James Suckling
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89
Good fresh red-ruby. Very ripe nose currently dominated by truffle and musky oak, with the fruit in the background. Fat and silky in the mouth, with good depth to its plum and sweet oak flavors. Finishes with building tannins and sneaky length.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: July/August 2012
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 15
Mild, well balanced. Dry finish but there's a bit of energy here. Falls away fast.
Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91
Offers a core of blackberry and roasted plum in reserve, while slightly taut singed cedar, vanilla bean and espresso notes lead the way for now. Yet this leans on the toast rather than purity, with a cocoa note framing the finish. Should hang well enough in the cellar. Best from 2013 through 2021. 11,250 cases made. 'JM
Author: James Molesworth
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93
The soft, sexy 2009 exhibits a dense plum/purple color along with a big, sweet bouquet of raspberries, black cherries, black currants, smoke and forest floor. Opulent and round with an attractive viscosity as well as outstanding purity, depth and length, it should drink well for two decades. While not one of the longest lived wines of the vintage, it is among the most precocious, flattering and charming at present.