This is also quite aromatically restrained with its cool, airy and extraordinarily complex nose that features notes of red raspberry, black cherry, violet, rose petal, Asian-style spices, in particular cinnamon and anise plus a hint of orange pekoe tea. There is superb concentration to the intensely stony and well-delineated broad-shouldered flavors that also brim with palate soaking dry extract that helps to buffer that imposingly powerful, tautly muscular and massively long finish. This is breathtaking in just how much power and intensity it packs yet there isn't a hair out of place. In a word, 'wow'! Don't miss!
Allen Meadows, Burghound - 95-98 Points
Very dark crimson. Heady, opulent nose. Masses of mass buried in here. All future. Lots of sinew and potential. Very juicy on top of great tannic structure. Dense and a bit unreadable except for that nose.
Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com - 18.5+