| Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points (Mar 2013)
Amber hued with grassy, spicy notes in the perfume, and a salivating smell of melted butter and oak. Spice attacks the midpalate with a good dose of acidity and a dark peppery finish.
Wine Enthusiast 90 points (Jun 2005)
Smells of sweet corn, buttered popcorn and pistachio nuts in the early stages; later whiffs pick up well-endowed scents of sautéed butter, oaky vanilla, beeswax and linseed oil. Palate entry is full-bodied, sweet and honeyed; at midpalate the taste profile turns drier, more intensely grainy-mashy and breakfast cereal-like. Finishes with notes of nougat, almonds, candy bar, and oak. Best Buy. - Paul (6/1/2005) - 90-95: Superb/Highly Recommended