Densely packed, with fine, juicy acidity running throughout, this sports intense boysenberry and raspberry fruit along with plenty of bramble, black pepper and chalk notes, grounded in terroir and exhibiting good cut. Shows a lovely echo of tar and chestnut leaf through the finish. Best from 2016 through 2029.
96 points, James Molesworth, October 2014
...a rocking wine in the vintage that’s still showing every bit as well as it did on release. Massive minerality, violets, bloody meat and sweet blackcurrant and black raspberry-like fruit all emerge here, and it’s fabulously textured and silky on the palate. It will be interesting to see if this ever shuts down, but right now, it’s a great drink. If you have multiple bottles, give one a try.
95 points, Wine Advocate, August 2014
Dark purple. Powerful, mineral-tinged aromas of black and blue fruits, potpourri and olive. Chewy, tightly focused cassis and blueberry flavours show a refreshingly bitter edge and become smokier with air. Quite rich but boasts excellent energy thanks to its bright minerality. Finishes sappy and very long, with sneaky tannins and a lingering violet note.
93 points, International Wine Cellar, March 2014