From Wine Spectator: "A rich, broad red, exhibiting roasted plum and macerated wild berry notes on a full, open-knit frame. Well-integrated nuances of smoke, mocha and spice accent the rich finish. Drink now through 2017. 275 cases imported." –NW
Stephen Tanzer writes in International Wine Cellar: "Bright medium ruby. Knockout nose combines blackberry, mocha, gunflint, smoke and clove. At once juicy and silky, with mellow plum and mocha flavors complemented by smoky minerality. Not exotic or overly sweet. Finishes a bit warm but long, with smooth tannins giving the wine a firm underpinning."