90 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2013
(14.5% alcohol): Good bright red-ruby. Cassis on the nose, dominated by nutty oak; there's something a bit evolved here. Chewy, smooth and quite sweet, with raspberry, currant and graphite flavors joined by exotic oak tones. The long, palate-dusting finish features plush tannins and good juicy lift.
94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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