"A centenarian site, cropped low. Two years in 25% new French wood before a couple of years of bottle ageing, pre-release. A nice vintage. Dense. Palate staining, but nothing jammy or obtuse. The oak, unresolved. A big wine, to be sure. Clove, licorice strap, mace and a core of gruntish black- and blue-fruit aspersions, tightly furled within the structural carapace. This, too, needs time. Will blossom for those inclined. 95 points"
Ned Goodwin, Halliday Wine Companion
"Powerful, dark-fruited, inky and ferrous wine. There’s some exotic spiced oak, black fruit, mocha and liquorice, a dried herb and flower perfume. Throaty and rich in cocoa tannin, coffee and an iodine and nori-laced finish of excellent length. A lot of wine in the glass here, but very good. Give it a few years grace. 94+ points"
Gary Walsh, Winefront
Only 64 dozen produced.
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