Aromas of black plums, blueberry compote and blackcurrant liqueur with a savory and baking spice undercurrent plus a fragrant whiff of violets. Very structured and complex. Shows layer upon layer of black fruit preserves, mocha, toast and spices before finish with a great length. 100 Points (Robert Parker)

Aromas of cherries, plums, chocolate, cedar, spice, and scorched earth. Dense plums explode onto the palate with spice, subtle chocolate and tar. Fine tannin backbone rolls on from the mid palate, surrounded by fresh juiciness, dark fruit and subtle oak. 95 Points (Wine Spectator) #3 Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of 2012