|2005: 89 Points - James Suckling, Wine Spectator: "Floral, blackberry and mineral on the nose. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a pretty finish of mineral and fruit. Very reserved and refined for a second wine. Best after 2012."
2005: 87 Points - Steve Tanzer, International Wine Cellars: "Bright red-ruby. More flowery than fruity on the nose, with considerable sex appeal. Then refined in the mouth, but with moderate depth of flavor. Suave, easygoing and forward, with expressive flavors of red fruits, minerals and flowers. Finishes with firm, slightly drying tannins. This will give early pleasure. A blend of 49% merlot, 27% cabernet sauvignon, 13% cabernet franc and 11% petit verdot."