Ultimate Beverage Challenge 96 points - Earthy and sweet aromas combine cereal grains, straw, and baking spices. Rich in the mouth there is considerable spice up front with undertones of apricot and butter. The palate turns toward caramel and coffee with lots of cinnamon spice on the finish. (Apr 2014)
Wine Enthusiast 96 points - Smells of smoky, burnt nectarine, apricot and buttery scents that are toasty, nutty and heavenly. Entry is chewy, viscous, concentrated and intensely honeyed; the midpalate is waxy, mildly spicy, jammy, nutty and utterly decadent. Finishes with panache and grace.
— P.P. (11/15/2008) — 96-100 (Nov 2008)