95 Wine Spectator - Very perfumed and beautiful, showing blackberry and raspberry aromas, with hints of vanilla. Deep and complex. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long, powerful finish. Excellent for the vintage. Top 100 Wines of 2009
94 Wine Enthusiast - Youthful, firm, full-bodied, structured vintage here. There is a wealth of sweet, ripe fruit. But much of those berries lay hidden behind a wall of tannin that lets you know, air and time are needed here before this is fun to taste, as it is still in its austere stage.