Big and butch, for the power lover, true to form Saint-Estephe. Spicy, licorice and black fruits, lots of cabernet flavor, nothing shy or retiring here. Bold now and will hang out in the cellar for those wanting to have the ace in the hole.
90 points, Rhett Beiletti, B-21 Wine Specialist
This deep-colored wine has the alcohol and firm tannins to match its hue. It’s very dense and structured, but it also plays up the ripe blackberry fruits. Give it many years to soften out.
90 points, Wine Enthusiast (Feb 2013)