90 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2012
Deep ruby. Pungent, spice-accented aromas of cherry, cassis and tobacco, with floral and cedar accents. Sappy and expansive, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors and a touch of vanilla. Closes with very good energy and grip, leaving smoke and cherry notes behind. This wine has the depth to age but is showing surprisingly well right now.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
91+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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