Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (92 points):
"I also tasted the 2009 Finca la Emperatriz Reserva, from a warm, low-yielding vintage where they had to look for the fresher plots to keep the overall acidity of the blends. You can see riper fruit, with hints of black fruit intermixed with the red berries and the spicy notes from the oak, which is quite well integrated in a classical way, with cigar box aromas making an appearance. The palate is medium to full-bodied. with ripe flavors and some grainy tannins with a dry finish."
91 points Guia Penin.