Ultimate Beverage Challenge 97 points - (UB Collection,Finalist)- The color is topaz, with core hints of amber. Bouquet offers succulent fragrances of dried fruits (black raisin, prune), breakfast cereal, porridge, dates, pork rind. Taste features a mild pepperiness that underscores the dried fruits and maltiness. Aftertaste is long, beany, slightly peaty. (Mar 2015)
Wine Enthusiast 91 points - Know someone celebrating a special quarter-century birthday or anniversary? Splurge on this bottle in gorgeous, gift-worthy packaging—it feels precious before it’s even opened. Pour it and let it sit in the snifter for a few minutes for maximum aroma and flavor (and to let some alcohol dissipate). Smooth texture, deep, warm floral and caramel scent. The finish really lingers, shifting among honey-toffee notes, pops of clove and ginger and a touch of oak.
— K.N. (Dec 2011)