The riper sensations of red-plum compote and cherry kernel here are nicely mixed in with subtler nuances of dried rose petals and Chinese spices. These follow through to a full body, laced with polished tannins and finely judged, fresh red fruit. Quite long on the finish. Drink from 2023.
95 points, James Suckling (Nov 2019)
A tough customer, with big, burly tannins dominating any fruit at this stage. Nonetheless, this is not overly astringent, and may just need more time. Fresh and long on the finish. Best from 2024 through 2045. 200 cases made, 100 cases imported.
93 points, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Apr 2020)