Wine Enthusiast 100 points - (UB Collection,Finalist,Tried & True Award)- Auburn/russet appearance is gorgeous. Concentrated aromas are layered in waves of prune, pie crust, baked cherry, toasted marshmallow. Highlighted flavors of buttered toast, dry cereal, oatmeal, plum pudding, treacle thrill the taste buds with their integration.
(Barrel Tasting 96-100) Wonderful aromas of smoked trout, lead pencil, ink, dried fruit, beeswax, toasted Brazil nut and parchment. Entry is satiny, potent yet grainy sweet, and honeyed; at the fabulous midpalate the flavors include sweet grain, paraffin, salted butter, dry breakfast cereal, toffee, honey and a trace of Sherry. Finish is sublimely elegant and sophisticated.