92 points Vinous
Deep, bright-rimmed ruby. Displays mineral-accented red/blue fruit preserve scents that are lifted by suave floral and mineral flourishes. Stains the palate with appealingly sweet black raspberry and boysenberry flavors that are underscored by tangy acidity and a vein of smoky minerality. Closes very long and subtly tannic, showing sharp delineation and a suave blend of power and delicacy.
90 points Wine & Spirits
"Tarry and black when first poured, this wine’s sanguine notes of raw meat mellow with air. It turns spicy and lean, with a duck-meat savor to its macerated black-cherry fruit. And it would work well with seared duck breast, especially if left alone in a decanter for the afternoon before dinner."