Bright purple. An aromatic nose evokes blackberry, dried flowers, dark chocolate, mint and pungent herbs. At once fleshy and nicely focused, offering flavors of dark berries and bitter chocolate supported by a firm spine of acidity. A smoky note comes up with air and lingers on the smooth, gently tannic finish. Quite Old World in style and pretty grown-up for the price.
88 points, Stephen Tanzer's Int'l Wine Cellar (Feb 2014)
Cherry, plum, berry and cassis aromas are standard and well presented. A full, approachable and balanced palate is home to ripe flavors of blackberry and cassis. For the price, this wine is generous, balanced and lasting.
87 points, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2014)