WineAnorak (94 points):"Very sweet, open berryish nose is ripe and alluring. Fruity, lively and aromatic with some violet and black cherry notes. Elegant, smooth and stylish on the palate with hints of mint, some meat, and dense blackberry fruit supported by nice structure. Supple style with no rough edges."
Wine Enthusiast (92 points):
"A dry style of vintage, bound by its tannins, the black fruits adding an element of freshness to the rich, chunky texture. It has weight, great presence, a powerful dark wine for aging."
Galloni (92 points):
"Good full ruby. Complex nose offers blackberry, bitter chocolate, menthol, graphite and maple syrup. Lush, floral and accessible; not a powerhouse but expressive in an understated way, with the exotic maple syrup note carrying through on the palate. Finishes with ripe, smooth, rather gentle tannins and lovely length."