"Bright ruby-red. Explosively perfumed bouquet of raspberry preserves, potpourri and Asian spices, with complicating notes of vanilla, sassafras and anise. Deep, powerful red fruit and floral pastille flavors are complemented by suave allspice and cinnamon nuances. Rich, intense and full, in the style of the year, but this wine also possesses excellent balance and focus, and finishes with strong thrust and persistent sweetness. This will age effortlessly. 94 points"
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Jul/Aug 11