91-93/100 Andrew Caillard MW. Deep colour. Intense blackcurrant/ liquorice/dark chocolate/ iodine aromas. Concentrated dark berry/ praline flavours, slinky dry tannins. Finishes firm and tight. Still very elemental, with strong muscular structure
16.5/20 Julia Harding MW, Jancis Robinson. Ripe, dark and savoury. Lots of oak char on the palate. Dense, firm but there's fruit under there somewhere, just well hidden. Chewy finish with some finishing sweetness.
16.5/20 Steven Spurrier, Decanter. Well-extracted, slightly spicy-gamey black fruits and very good smooth ripe tannins. It shows elegance, depth and class. Drink 2014-2025.