Deep colour. Fresh dark chocolate, blackcurrant aromas with licorice notes. Well concentrated and nuanced with dark chocolate, blackcurrant flavours , fine grainy tannins and plentiful vanilla oak. Finishes graphite firm and a touch al dente, but has plenty of potential. 94 points, Andrew Caillard, MW (Langton's).
Refined nose opening up to nicely restrained tones of black fruits. Generous palate with crunchy fruit and spice notes. Wonderful, harmonious whole. Gilbert & Gaillard (France).
…very muscular with blackcurrant, blueberry and mineral character. Full and tight now but this shows a serious backbone of tannins and length. James Suckling (jamessuckling.com).
Full-bodied, with good concentration of cassis, cedar, earth, spice and tobacco notes. The wine has a firm tannic backbone that will allow it to age and improve. Jeff Leve (thewinecellarinsider.com).
Velvety tannins, round, plummy flavours with nice grip and finish. Jeannie Cho Lee, MW (asianpalate.com).
Meaty and dark-plum fruit. Powerful, spicy… lots of potential. Julia Harding, MW (jancisrobinson.com).