Dark ruby-red. Subtle aromas of currant, plum and licorice showcase the wine's small Cabernet component. Softer and fuller in the mouth than the Tito Zuccardi bottling, but still with lovely inner-mouth energy and precision and an impression of weightlessness from the calcaire. Finishes classically dry and very long, with fine-grained tannins and captivating violet lift.
92 points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Jul 2018)
This is dense with lots of ripe fruits and layers of spices and fruits at the same time. Full body and a tight middle palate that opens and unfolds on the tongue. Juicy finish. Drink now.
92 points, James Suckling (Apr 2018)
Rich, filled with lively dried cherry and berry flavors supported by fresh acidity. Finishes with a splash of white pepper and spice. Drink now through 2022. 5,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported.
91 points, Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator (Dec 2018)
Inky aromas of black fruits and balsamic vinegar are narrow. In the mouth, this Malbec is edgy and bouncy, with elastic tannins and high acidity. Plum and wild-berry flavors finish hard, tough and walled in, all of which reflects the cool 2014 vintage.
91 points, Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast (Nov 2018)