93 Points, James Suckling
Aromas of blackcurrant, tobacco leaf and eucalyptus. Full-bodied with taught tannins. Sweet paprika and red and black berries mix on the palate. A pleasant blend of fresh and savory. Layered and bright.
Impressive depth, richness and refinement on the palate. Generous black fruit flavors are accented by hints of dried herb, mocha and that famous Rutherford dustiness against a backdrop of plush tannins. The mouthfeel is rich and dense with blackberry liqueur, full-bodied opulence, stunning purity. Complex yet approachable with the depth and concentration to age beautifully for many years to come.