…a distinguished wine with very clearly articulated varietal fruit at the ‘sweet spot’ of maturity. Will age superbly.
96 points, Wine Companion (11/2009).
This release is a subdued, elegant, structured wine built to be cellared. It tastes of blackcurrant, violets, chocolate and mint and the more you taste it the more it seems defined by the braid of its tannin. It extends right through the wine, and right out through the finish. Impeccable balance. All the components in place.
93+ points, Wine Front (11/2009).
A stylish and throughly seamless wine of poise and presence. Seamless smooth palate with fine, silky tannins, fine-grained oak and deep, concentrated fruit intensity. Outstanding.
96 points, WA Wine Guide (2010).
…an outstanding wine that will not only be very long-lived but show great balance and drinkability at every step along the way. Pure, focused and structured, every molecule is in the right place.
95 points, Wine 100 (2/2010).