|2009: 88 Points - Jay Miller, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Saurus Barrel-Fermented Malbec was fermented and aged for 8 months in French and American oak. Opaque purple in color, it offers up an alluring nose of black cherry, blackberry, and violets. In the glass it reveals an elegant style with a smooth texture and savory flavors. This well-balanced Malbec will deliver prime drinking from 2013 to 2019. "
2009: 88 Points - Steve Tanzer, International Wine Cellars: "Ruby-red. Aromas of currant, cherry and spices. Pliant red berry flavors show good vinosity along with a slightly candied quality. Still a bit youthfully stunted today but nicely sweet, with sound acidity and tooth-dusting tannins providing good spine for some bottle aging."