"Good bright, dark red. Aromas of dark cherry, smoke, licorice and spicy oak, complemented by a flinty mineral quality. Sweet, chewy and deep, offering sappy, dry, sharply focused flavors of red and dark berries, cherry and spices. Shows good breadth without any heaviness. A firm spine of tannins calls for a couple years of patience. Serious juice, and a very strong performance for this vintage in Marlborough."
- Vinous, Sep 2014 90+ points