Ultimate Beverage Challenge 98 points - Warm aromas of baked fruit layered with spices and hints of smoke. Silky smooth in the mouth with rich spiced apples, caramel and pastry. Earthy on the finish with some woodsy smoke and leather. Very fine. Chairman’s Trophy (Apr 2014)
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)