"Glass-staining purple. Seductive aromas of black raspberry, cherry-cola, minerals, violet and exotic smoky peat. Showing a riper side and more depth than it did from barrel, with palate-coating red and dark berry compote flavors and hints of candied flowers and licorice. Very rich but surprisingly lithe, with excellent finishing breadth and sweet persistence. Already showing a lot of complexity but I'd hold off on opening this one for at least another five years."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Jan/Feb 10, 92 points