98 points Wine Spectator: "Intense, with a serious iron spine that drives from start to finish, while the core of dark currant, bitter plum and black cherry fruit is held in reserve. The grippy and mineral-driven finish sports loads of tobacco, warm iron and dark earth notes, while displaying terrific cut and drive. A formidable wine. Best from 2020 through 2040. 1,000 cases made, 60 cases imported. (11/15/16)"
97 points James Suckling: "This really sends the expressive aromatics into overdrive thanks to a smoky, mellow and super-appealing sappy edge. Then cue a swirling lift of red berries and darker plums. Very complex. The palate's detailed and deeply flavorsome, showcasing rich plums, blackberries and dark cherries that are coated in fine dark chocolate. A wine of genuine depth and detail leading into a peppery, sappy and smoky finish. Drink from 2020–2030+. Vinified with 100% whole clusters. (10/28/16)"
96 points Matt Walls (Decanter): "More herbal intensity compared to the 2017 and 2016, there's bay leaf, black olive and tomato paste. This is finally approaching readiness to drink for my taste, the tannins still need time to settle and meld however, but the aromatic profile is developing nicely. Still great power and grip, but it's starting to settle down. Long finish. I would drink from 2024, but you could open this now. Drinking Window: 2024-2044. (Nov 2021)"
95 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Glass-staining ruby. Pungent, spice- and mineral-accented aromas of ripe dark berries, smoky bacon, candied licorice, violet and Moroccan spices. Juicy and densely packed on the palate, offering impressively concentrated black and blue fruit and floral pastille flavors sharpened by a hint of peppery spices. Becomes sweeter and more lively as it opens up, picking up sexy cola and vanilla nuances. Shows outstanding depth as well as vivacity, finishing sappy and extremely long, with fine-grained tannins adding shape and grip. Drink: 2022-2033. (Jul 2017)"
19/20 points Jancis Robinson, MW: "Spice, treacle, tannins, stems, Wait, wait, wait! Very firm and muscular. Quite cool and very pumped full of mass and energy. Drinking Window: 2025-2040. (11/18/13)"