Parker: 93 PP
Deep color. Open, expressive, slightly wild, sweet nose is attractive, with notes of dark berry fruits, sandalwood, tobacco, and lots of oak. Modern-styled on the palate in an attractive way. There’s a beautiful integration of fruit and structure. This luscious wine offers modest tannins, good acidity, and wonderful texture. Again, the oak treatment is prominent, adding flavor but not dominating. Perhaps a little weak in the mid-palate, the wine regroups for a long and satisfying finish. Dollar for dollar the clear “value” wine of the tasting! Highly recommended for the money.