Wine Enthusiast 92 points - (Tried & True Award)- Deep amber/sepia appearance. Soft, pillowy aromas are stuffed with ripe fruits (quince, banana), baking spice (cinnamon, allspice), toasted marshmallow. Taste profile is long, oily, dry to off-dry, intensely woody, almost resiny but nicely balanced, bold, hearty.
following aeration time succulent notes of sweet grain, sweet oak, marzipan and nuts appear. Entry is firm, focused and moderately sweet and grainy; midpalate is intensely honeyed, featuring plump tastes of marshmallow, dark caramel, fudge, cake frosting and wood. Finishes sweet and full-bodied. Very good and straightforward.