"Dark black, - hence the name. Dry and candied fruits and licorice on the nose. Robust, richly flavored palate with loads of dark plum, raspberry and boysenberry- all backed up by a bold tannic frame. Good mix of five spice and dark chocolate and creamy notes on the finish. Perfect with braised meats or as a chocolate dessert accompaniment. List Price $59.99"
"93 Points- Wine Advocate. Dark purple-colored, it displays a splendid nose of wild flowers, spice box, incense, black cherry and plum. This leads to an elegant, medium-bodied rendition of Malbec with a velvety texture, superb depth and concentration, succulent flavors with notes of chocolate and black pepper making an appearance, and a pure, silky finish. While it will continue to blossom for several more years, it can be enjoyed now."
"Esprit de Flore is a well-balanced wine with a lovely roundness. Red fruits dance from the glass and the tannins are lithe. The finish reveals cranberries, strawberries and the slightest hint of liquorice. Esprit de Flore is easy to drink, and ready to drink now."
"91 Points - Wine Advocate. A very dark-colored, ripe wine with aromas of blackberries, a touch of red fruit, and hints of smoke and spices. The old vines are always different in the nose and the palate and this feels like an old-vine Malbec, medium-bodied palate, supple, mineral, rounder, velvety, grapy and silkier. Tannin and alcohol are well-integrated and in the background."
"89 Wine Spectator Crisp and juicy, featuring concentrated flavors of raspberry, plum and currant, as well as hints of sour cherry. The minerally finish is focused and precise, with some meaty notes."
"Barefoot Malbec is a plush red wine of epic proportions. Big juicy flavors of blackberry and currant set sail on a gorgeous gust of vanilla, caramel and toasted oak."
"Opens with intense aromas of blackberry, plum and a hint of mocha. Dark fruit flavors intertwine with notes of spice, licorice and chocolate to create a magnificent, full-bodied Malbec. Round tannins and a plush mouthfeel lead the way to a long, velvety finish."
"Earthy, gritty berry aromas announce a jammy palate with modest acidic bounce. Following the nose, this Malbec tastes earthy, jammy and a touch herbal. A lively finish with solid fruit flavors and juicy acidity provides for a nice close."
"Expect to find a dark purple color, intense black and blueberries, white pepper spice, violets, vanilla, toasty French oak, white chocolate, a broad mid palate with balanced acidity, depth of flavor, and a fleshy sexy round finish."
"Aromas of blackberry, black plum, dried savory herbs, dark cherry, and mocha nuances. The flavors add black tea, dark chocolate, hickory, and sweet spices to the blackberry and dark cherry fruit impressions. Pairs beautifully with entrees of beef, lamb, or pork grilled, roasted, or braised."