Vinous 92 points - (15% on the sample label): Bright, full medium ruby. Liqueur-like aromas of blackberry, cassis and licorice complicated by a musky truffley quality. Velvety and rich, with a saline nuance to the highly concentrated dark berry and fig flavors. Finishes with strong, dusty tannins and excellent length.
Wine Spectator 91 points - A dark red, delivering sappy blackberry compote, kirsch and cassis notes, woven with fine tannins and well-integrated layers of spice, grilled herb and mesquite. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2015.óN.W. (Jun 13 2012)