94pts James Suckling
Fascinating aromas of crushed berries and bark with black-tea undertones. Full body, firm and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Tight and focused with plenty of dark fruit and flavor. Pretty finish. Excellent value. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
91pts Wine Enthusiast
Dense but not ripe aromas of black fruit, crushed lava rocks, baked earth and savory herbs show on the nose of this bottling. It's very dry on the palate, as is typical for the region, with charred wood, dried blackberry, charcoal and dark cocoa flavors. The sandy tannins will keep this alive for decades. Cellar Selection
Ripe black cherry, cranberry skins, bramble and notes of bay laurel. A definitive herbaceous tone with notes of English thyme, and chili peppers. Bright acidity and graphite-like minerality with firm, silky tannins and a subtle toffee finish.