Stephen Tanzer (ST): 90-92
"Inky purple. Vibrant aromas of blackberry liqueur, woodsmoke and bitter chocolate, along with a seductive floral topnote. Dense, lush and sweet, with a seamless texture and very good focus. Aeration brings out a bright mineral element that carries through a very long, floral-accented finish with a whisper of tannins."
Wine Spectator (WS): 93
"Shows good vivacity, with a mouthwatering anise note underpinning the layers of plum sauce and blackberrry confiture. Offers lots of bouncy spice and a brambly feel through the finish, while an iron accent lurks in the background. "