"Deep ruby in colour. Uplifted red fruits complimented by a perfume of violets with underlying notes of clove and cinnamon. A focused, concentrated palate of richly flavoured red fruit, a bright spice infused savouriness from well integrated oak, finishing with appealing soft fleshy tannins. Pair with duck, cervena, red meats, truffled venison and mushroom pie."
"Aged eighteen months in new and older French oak barrels. Cellar 4-6 years. 14% alc."
"92 pts ... Plush and creamy in texture, with robust plum and berry notes, complemented by savory overtones of smoke, chicory, tomato leaf and white pepper. Offers plenty of spice accents, including star anise and clove. Finishes with fine, dusty tannins and persistent flavors. Drink now through 2030."
"91 pts ... A fine effort from the Sutherland-Healy partnership behind the label, this is silky and crisp, with bright hints of cherry highlighting darker notes of cola and plum. Vanilla and cedar notes frame the medium-bodied fruit without being overbearing in the least. Drink now–2025."