"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."
"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."
"A delicious, multi-layered wine, fresh and vibrant in the glass and on the palate, with ripe stone fruit, crisp apple and delicate floral aromas and flavors that linger across a fresh finish."
"Not much wine from this finicky grape in the most stingy of vintages, but wow. Stunning, apple butter, Chinese 5 spice, sweated carrot. All I can say is jump to grab this, and you don't have to wait a zillion years to drink it."
"92 Wine Spectator Opulent, delivering elegant flavors of red peach, apricot, pear tart and glazed quince. This is elegant as well, with cr?me br?l?e, ruby grapefruit and white chocolate notes that carry through to the long finish. Best from 2012 through 2025."
"Notes of mineral and tarragon cream drape over the core of apple crisp flavors. Savory herbal accents mark the crisp finish. Drink now through 2020."
"91-94 Wine Spectator Plump and juicy, with a friendly core of plum and blackberry character. Dark spice and anise notes chime in on the fleshy finish, and this sports a little punch."
"96 Points- Robert Parker. Dense purple, with a near-liqueur of crushed rocks and chalk intermixed with blueberry, black raspberry and cassis, this wine is very full-bodied for a Belair, with ethereal complexity and impressive texture and length. Forget this baby for 7-8 years and then look for it to evolve over three decades-plus."
"94+ Points- Wine Advocate. The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino shows ethereal tones of licorice, dried cherry and pressed violets from the outset. Beautifully delicate. Delivers slow moving tones of licorice, cola and grilled herb. This Brunello shows a medium build followed by very long persistence. This wine will evolve over the next 10-15 years."
"Deep ruby red/garnet colour with orange reflections. Rich and opulent nose, with hints of dried roses and truffle. Dry, full-bodied, majestic, of great elegance."