Wine Spectator 89 points - Very solid, with tapenade, tobacco and black cherry notes rolled together and carrying through the briar-framed finish. Shows good grip for the vintage. Drink now through 2016. 58 cases imported.-JM
(Apr 30 2014)
Vinous 91 points - Bright ruby with a black core. Cassis, licorice, cocoa and violet on the enticing nose. Dense and discreetly sweet, showing a silkier texture and more depth than the Gabare. An almost saline quality contributes to an impression of extract. Finishing with ripe, granular tannins, this cabernet from 60-year-old vines is quite complex and long.