Wine Enthusiast 92
"Dark and concentrated pomegranate and rosebud aromas meet with juniper and sweet pine needle on the nose of this bottling. The attack is a clean and flavorful, mixing dried cranberry and tangy cherry with thyme, marjoram and peppercorn, culminating in a camphor-like finish."
Vinous Media 90
"Brilliant ruby red. Pungent, spice accented aromas of ripe red berries, candied rose and vanilla, lifted by a smokey mineral quality. Gently sweet raspberry and floral pastille flavors are complicated by suggestions of cola and allspice, along with repeated smokiness. Closes silky, sweet and long; velvety tannins make a late appearance."