95 Points James Halliday
Dense red-purple; a rich, spicy, concentrated bouquet with hints of Rhône-like licorice and lots of American oak. The palate is powerful, concentrated, rich and ripe, with stacks of blackberry and licorice fruit offset by a touch of attractive bitter chocolate; there is oak aplenty, but the fruit swallows it up. Drink to 2013.
Source: James Halliday. October, 1995