95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
I only tasted one wine, the 2012 Proprietary Red, a brilliant blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot aged 18 months in 80% new Taransaud barrels. This 640-case cuvée exhibits an opaque purple color, full body, supple tannins, and sweet blueberry and blackberry liqueur notes intermixed with hints of chocolate as well as dusty, earthy, forest floor notes. Drink it over the next 15-20 years. It is one of the finest efforts produced by the Roy Estate to date. (RP)
92 points Vinous
The 2012 Proprietary Red captures the exuberance of the year. Racy, floral and expressive on the palate, the 2012 is already open and super-expressive. Juicy red cherries, spices, leather and rose petals form an attractive fabric in a very pretty, impeccably balanced wine to drink now and over the next handful of years. (AG)
This opulent 2012 Proprietary Red immediately seduces the senses with a smoky, dark cherry impression that opens to reveal intense, ripe boysenberry, mixed wild berry and plum aromas. It delivers on many different levels, a true expression of both the vintage and Roy Estate. On the palate, masculine notes of black pepper, flint, dark chocolate and black tea are combined with an alluring hint of clove and French oak derived vanilla characteristics harmoniously bringing great richness, texture and depth. The finish is lengthy with fine tannins and a beautifully polished texture.