Wine Enthusiast 90 points - What herbal berry aromas this wine has evaporate fast, replaced by oaky clove and other spice notes. Iron tight and tannic, the wine draws on the cheeks. Spiced-up plum flavors set up a rugged finish with hard tannins and spicy berry residuals. Serve with beef or BBQ; it needs it..December/2017
Aromas of blackberries and preserved figs fill the nose, with peppery notes emerging slowly. It is ripe on the palate, rounded, and elegant with sweet tannins and a pleasant acidity. The long finish shows notes of chocolate and vanilla. Aging takes place in 85% French and 15% American oak barrels of first and second-use for 10-12 months.