Appearance: Opaque crimson red-black.
Aroma: Initially, top notes of nectarine and ripe apricot give way to maraschino cherry and molasses. As the wine begins to open up dark red berry fruit emerges, supported by a solid whiff of cedar oak vanillin.
Palate: Primary flavours of rich, dark fruitcake dominate. The mouthfeel is textured, soft, and unctuous on the mid-palate. This overall fruit impression is balanced by a distinctive mineral, slightly bituminous edge. These flavours are supported by solid acidity which provides focus for the long finish.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown – eRobertParker.com #211 Feb 2014 (92+)
Harvey Steiman – Wine Spectator August 2015 (93)”