95 points/'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: "Bold black-fruit aromas are slightly reduced and tarry at first, but with airing alluring herbal notes and complexity take over. While this is fully ripe and full in body and color, it's lively in feel. Toasty, almost charred oak goes toe to toe with deep black-fruit flavors. All of this is backed by a smoky, chocolaty finish. A huge success for a 2016, a year marred by rain. Drink through 2030. Alcohol 14.5%. (Oct 2020)"
93 points Tim Atkin, MW: "Mai is the flagship red from Kaiken, made with grapes from an ungrafted, 112-year-old parcel in Vistalba. Way less oaky than it used to be, this has considerable depth and structure, damson and blueberry fruit, sinewy tannins and a fresh, well-balanced finish. 2024-32. (2022)"