"A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot, 4% Merlot and 1% Malbec. Full medium ruby. Wild, flamboyantly expressive aromas of black raspberry, crystallized blackberry, smoke, leather, licorice, bitter chocolate and cedar, lifted by violet and spices. Smooth, mouthfilling and decidedly dry, with a lightly dusty character to its flavors of dark fruits, minerals and game. The broad, very long finish features building tannins. Quite different in style from the higher-pitched 2008, which was tighter and more floral at the same stage of its evolution. 93 points"
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May 12