89 pts Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May 2012
Deep red. Understated, Bordeaux-like aromas of red- and blackcurrant, tobacco and pungent spices. A silky midweight that offers juicy red fruit flavors and subtle floral and black pepper qualities, plus a smoky note on the back end. Finishes with very good length and slow-mounting, supple tannins that add grip. Quite suave and drinking nicely now.