95 Points James Halliday
Classic, austere regional/varietal expression; curiously, the grip is more evident on entry than on the finish and aftertaste, thanks to superfine tannins.
96 Points Jeremy Oliver
Deep dark ruby red in colour, typically ripe and sumptuous, with a confiture-like array of blackberry, cassis, dark cherry, mulberry and dark plum flavour handsomely cloaked in cedar/vanilla oak and coated by exceptionally fine, dusty and powdery tannin. Scented with violets and dried herbs, it’s heady and perfumed. Smooth and silky, it finishes with exemplary length and depth of cassis and berry-like fruit, a hint of warmth and a light mineral presence. Powerful, statuesque and assertive, it’s very impressively balanced.