92 pts Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar 2008
Inky ruby. Powerfully scented bouquet of dark berries, smoky minerals and fresh flowers; this is really fragrant. Spicy black raspberry and cassis flavours stain the palate and are enlivened by zesty minerality.  A strong iron note carries into the impressively broad, long finish.

92 pts Robert Parker Jr.'s The wine Advocate (JM)
Opaque purple-colored, it offers up a nose of toasty oak and blueberry compote that jumps from the glass. Full-bodied, corpulent, round, and layered, it delivers a big mouthful of blueberry fruit with notes of licorice and chocolate followed by a long, pure finish. Leave your thinking cap at home and enjoy this hedonistic effort for its fleshy, in your face style.

91 pts Wine Spectator
Toasty, savory flavors dominate, offering charred meat, spice and bread crust aromas and flavors around a core of ripe blueberry, plum and cream, finishing with polish.