Brilliant purple. Something a little 'singed' on the nose and then a hint of leafiness on the palate. Lots of tannin - pretty ripe tannin. Then very fluid texture with lots of juice. Pretty ambitious and persistent.www.jancisrobinson.com, 09 May 2009
Grapey, with green coffee bean and dried spice character on the nose. Medium- to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a pretty finish. Slightly hollow midpalate. Score range: 85-88. James Suckling,Wine Spectator 2009.