Like the Bèze, this also displays a bit of wood spice that frames intensely earthy and layered red and blue berry fruit aromas nuanced by hints of minerals and violets that complement well the supple, round and broad-shouldered flavors that offer excellent volume on the serious and hugely long flavors that possess excellent depth. A very fine effort that stops just short of being profound.
90-93 points, Allen Meadows' Burghound (Jan 2008)
Good medium red. Musky, reticent nose hints at black cherry, cilantro, menthol and sexy oak spices. Quite backward and medicinal on the palate, with youthfully imploded black cherry and pepper flavors joined by camphor and herbal nuances on the seriously tannic finish. Quite dry and uncompromising.
91+ points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Mar 2009)