WINE ADVOCATE – (91-94) pts – 31 OCT 2011 – #197

Slightly denser than the 2009 with a deep ruby/plum/purple color followed by notes of crushed Provençal herbs, framboise, kirsh, licorice, pepper and nori. Full-bodied with good acidity and a distinct, earthy / underbrush character, it should drink nicely for at least two decades given the longevity of most top vintages of this wine.