Primal, with a polished feel and a blast of ebullient raspberry and black cherry fruit. Flickers of singed apple wood, red licorice and fruitcake hang in the background. This needs time to resolve, but the individual components are solid. WineSpectator.com—J.M.
Wine SpectatorScore: 91-94/100
A real strong effort from La Fleur de Gay, this wine (100% Merlot) has a dense purple color, sweet black cherry fruit, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, excellent purity, depth and length. Again, the oak is well-hidden behind a luxurious level of fruit. Drink it over the next 10-12 years. Apr 2015, www.robertparker.com
Robert ParkerScore: 92/100
This is really beautiful with ripe fruit, lovely coffee and berry character. More importantly, it shows a pretty core of fruit that is intertwined with fine tannins and a fresh acidity. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
James SucklingScore: 91-92/100