"Prominent oak frames cool but ripe spicy red and black cherry and earth aromas that can also be found on the rich, sleekly muscular and broad-scaled flavors that are powerful and driving on the strikingly intense finish that is chewy but not aggressive and blessed with impressive balance. Note however that this is a very firm '08 and will not be a precocious drinker, at least not if you're interested in seeing its full potential." (Jan 2010)
Wine Spectator: 93
"Alluring rose, black currant, cherry and sandalwood aromas and flavors highlight this elegant red, which has finesse, but also saturates the palate with its fruit and spice, picking up a mineral element on the aftertaste. Best from 2013 through 2025." (May 2011)
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