Ripe and dense, but fresh, with silky-textured plum, blackberry and blueberry fruit
88 Pts – Wine Spectator
Solid, with a toasty beam that is well-integrated amid the gently mulled black currant and blackberry fruit flavors. Light charcoal and tobacco notes add depth and length to the finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
90 Pts – Wine Enthusiast
This perfumed, fruity wine has mint flavors from the wood aging that point up the ripe berry fruits and attractive tannic structure. The dry core is set to soften into the generous fruitiness.
90 Pts – James Suckling
Attractive aromas of ripe red plums and cassis in straight-shooting mode. The palate has an attractively juicy core of bright fruit flavor, framed in lithe, easy tannins.