| Wine Advocate 95 points (Feb 2011)
The opaque purple-colored 2006 Hermitage Ex-Voto reveals notes of black fruits, graphite, ink and acacia flowers along with fabulous intensity, a full-bodied mouthfeel, good acidity and high, but sweet tannins that caress the palate. Despite having spent 42 months in barrel, it remains a youthful wine that should age effortlessly for 30+ years.
The 2006 Hermitage Ex-Voto exhibits more evolved, complex aromas, but not the density or power of the 2005. No wimpy wine, it exhibits fabulous concentration, but more acidity rather than tannins holding it together. Possessing a seamless integration of all its component parts, this gorgeous wine should come into its own in 5-6 years, and last for 25-35..