"Full-ish red colour, faint purple tinges. Slightly floral, red cherry and slightly violet aromas. Again full of complexity and interest, but again fruit is to the fore. Big wine, full-bodied and juicy, loaded with fruit and flavour, almost lush, with very smooth, supple, powdery tannins that run the length of the palate and clean and firm the finish. A touch of licorice and aniseed on the aftertaste. Massive, superripe and fairly high alcohol, but it's all in balance. A bricklayer in a tutu." 96 points, Huon Hooke (June 2012)
"Bright purple. Highly perfumed aromas of black raspberry, violet and licorice, with a mineral overtone. Sweet and silky on the palate, with attractive red berry preserve flavors and solid underlying minerality. Finishes long and spicy, with slow-building tannins and strong mineral cut. This should be even better in a few years." 91 points, Josh Raynolds (November 2011)
This rich red shows concentration, with ripe plum, tobacco, anise and tarry flavors backed by firm tannins. Remains energetic, with lively acidity giving way to a fresh, minerally finish.
91 points, Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator (December 2012)