88 Points Burghound.com
A very pretty if distinctly serious nose offers up notes of violets, spice and hints of earth and plum that can also be found on the nicely detailed and intense middle weight flavors that are supported by firm but ripe tannins and solid length. This isn't especially elegant but there's good concentration and overall balance. I would give this 5 to 7 years in the cellar first as the tannins will need to harmonize on the finish. Drink to 2012+.