An attractively layered and bright nose offers up notes of various dark berries, plenty of earth, spice and a touch of thesauvage. There is first-rate punch to the sleekly muscular and mineral-driven middle weight plus flavors that are quite firm if somewhat less strict though there is evident youthful austerity. This is also constructed to reward mid to longer-term cellaring and it's going to require at least 6 to 8 years first. Outstanding.
Allen Meadows, Burghound Issue 69 - 90-93 points