The bouquet offers integrated scents of roasted chestnut, dried tobacco leaf, maple, orange zest, brown sugar, cinnamon and egg cream. The palate entry is curiously medicinal; the midpalate improves as the taste includes bittersweet flavors of old oak, wood resin, molasses and tree sap. Concludes intensely sap- and maple-like.
85-89 points, Wine Enthusiast (May 2007)
Dark copper mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of spumoni ice cream, mocha custard, and whipped cream with silky, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a creamy, candied finished. Flavorful but verging on cloying.
87 points, Beverage Testing Institute (Jun 2013)