93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2018 Vatan shows a fresher, brighter style, with plenty of blue fruits, peppery herbs, graphite, and chalky minerality. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it has good acidity, a focused, elegant mouthfeel, and outstanding length. It should impress for at least a decade. Drink 2022-2032. (06/13/22)"
92 points James Suckling: "Dried-berry and fig aromas with chocolate and walnuts, following through to a full body with lots of tannins and a chewy finish. Shows some freshness and agility for the appellation. This needs time to soften. Better after 2022. (10/14/21)"
91 points Alison Napjus (Wine Spectator): "[$45 list] A thick and deeply hued red, high-toned and floral on the nose, with dense tannins holding sway today over tightly meshed noted of pureed blackberry, vanilla bean, toast and spice. Decanting or short-term cellaring will help. Best from 2024 through 2030. 3,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported. (8/31/2022)"
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