Dark red-ruby. Black fruits, licorice, menthol and violet on the nose, accented by a peppery topnote. Plush, savory and fairly full-bodied; a seriously mouthfilling, silky blend with a smoky, gamey, salty Syrah element and no rough edges whatsoever. Noteworthy flavor intensity and depth here, and also more horizontal than the Cabernet and Malbec Reserva bottlings. Finishes very long, with substantial but thoroughly ripe tannins and lingering notes of licorice, spices and violet. These top wines from Domaine Bousquet share a very subtle and successful use of used oak and offer outstanding value in an Old World style. (15% alcohol)
92 points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Sep 2019)
A spicy red with dried herbs, blackcurrants and dark plums. Finely crafted on the palate, which is medium-to full-bodied and rolls over layers of blue fruit, laced between bright acidity. Drink now.
91 points, James Suckling (Mar 2019)
A clean full-fruit nose opens this blend of Malbec, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. That's followed by full-volume fruit on the palate and tasty flavors of blackberry and plum. All the way to the finish line, this shows well.
90 points, Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast (Jan 2020)