"91 Points- Wine Advocate. Cassis, licorice, tobacco smoke, and sweet fruit provide an expressive, medium to full-bodied personality. Long, pure, and impressively built."
"Soft berry, cherry, and chocolate flavors. Cherry, berry, chocolate, olive bouquets with violets & cedar highlight layers of intense aromas enveloped in vanillin oak."
"94 pts - Wine Spectator. Warm and ripe, with lovely fruit, from plum to raspberry. Shows floral highlights. Full-bodied and very chewy, with fine, silky tannins and a long, delicious finish. Built for aging. 250 cases made."
"92 points - Wine Spectator Beautiful, silky Ch?teauneuf terroir aromas: leather, game, truffles, plum, dried herbs, lead pencil. It all swirls around in the palate, a deeply satisfying blend that surprises and harks back to something as simple as a walk in the country on a rainy autumn day. Supple tannins on the balanced finish. Drink now through 2010."
"An exceptional dark colour with blue tones. It presents a complex ensemble of aromas that combines red fruit compote, ripe plum and small-berried fruits with notes of dark chocolate and pepper. Elegant and well-structured on the palate, extremely full-bodied and full of fruit flavours, a good concentration and firm tannins that will give it great ageing potential. A seductive, warm finish that is long-lasting and velvety."
"91 Points- Robert Parker. Sweet black currant, blueberry and raspberry fruit intermixed with crushed rock and floral aromas jump from the glass of this sleeper of the vintage. The wine's saturated purple color, heady, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and supple tannins result in a delicious, nearly fully mature Cabernet Sauvignon that can be enjoyed over the next 10-15 years. (RP) (6/2011)"