90(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011
Medium ruby-red. Fruit-driven aromas of cassis, black cherry and licorice. Tighter and more medicinal than the Claret; less sweet and generous today, with a strong mineral component dominating. This youthfully imploded wine finishes with chewy, building tannins. This is from Newton's basic range but still should benefit from three or four years of cellaring. Like the Claret, an excellent value.
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