Neil Martin (eRobertParker.com) ~ 92 Points
"A very dense, slightly broody nose with faint scents of blackberry, hedgerow and cedar. The palate is full-bodied and full of freshness and vitality, puissance but with a certain lightness of touch. Fine, filigree tannins, quite feminine with superb focus and nervosity. Great length: this is a 2005 with loads of promis...
Robert Parker ~ 90-91 Points
"A saturated black/purple color is followed by broodingly backward yet intense aromas of jammy blackberries, earth, vitamins, licorice, and new oak. There is good fat, a concentrated, full-bodied, multilayered palate, and a sweet mid-palate as well as finish ... always a good sign..."