90 Points James Halliday
Medium red-purple; a clean, smooth harmonious dark cherry-accented bouquet with subtle oak. The palate, while powerful, is smooth and long, with dark cherry and other berry fruit flavours, finishing with supple tannins. Definitely a label on the resurgence. Drink to 2006.
Source: James Halliday. October, 1995
RP 91 points: "Deep garnet-brick colored, the nose gives aromas of kirsch and fruits of the forest compote with suggestions of prunes, dates, tobacco, nutmeg and cassia plus a whiff of toffee. Medium bodied with a good amount of mature fruit holding onto the structure of medium-firm chewy tannins and crisp acid, it finishes long with some gamey / medicinal notes coming through."
91 points. Source: Robert Parker (In Asia) "January, 2012" by Lisa Perrotti-Brown