Healthy dark red. Lovely violet lift to the dark aromas of blackberry, licorice and pepper. Concentrated, sappy and saline, with vibrant black fruit and spice flavors complicated by sexy saline soil tones and a note of espresso. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins and excellent rising length. This, too, is very backward today, even a bit youthfully musclebound.
Score: 90+ points -- Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, Dec 2015
(from vines planted in the 1920s; production here was 45 hectoliters per hectare): Deep red. Reserved, musky aromas of raspberry, coffee and game. Sweet, suave and fine-grained, showing insidious intensity but a light touch to its berry and mineral flavors. This cold clay terroir is never stressed by drought, noted Bachelet. Finishes creamy and long, with very smooth tannins. This normally masculine wine is downright civilized in 2014, due in part to gentler extraction.
Score: (90-93) points -- Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, Dec 2015