4 ½ Stars 2020 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Sleek seductive 17 (94 pts) reflects vintage excellence. Understated yet powerful black fruit, graphite & tobacco notes on layered, refined palate. Differs from 16 (93 pts) in 3% petit verdot addition. Seamless velvety tannins from harmoniously integrated oak, 70% new French. Old, high-lying vines.
91 pts Wine Spectator 4/30/20
This shows a solid body, with plush tannins and mouthwatering acidity creating a firm structure, while notes of blackberry, cassis and roasted plum bring the charm. Pine accents add another layer on the long, mouthwatering finish. Give this time to come together. Best from 2022 through 2032.