Wine Enthusiast 92 points - This is an austere, elegant study in power and grace, blending 53% Merlot with 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Substantial and tannin-defined as many of its brethren of this vintage, it shows cedar, pencil shavings and a touch of tobacco, more savory than fruit-driven. Drink now through 2023.
Vinous 90 points - The 2012 Red Blend Elevage holds considerable appeal. A dark beguiling beauty, the 2013 is pliant, explosive and intense from start to finish. Remarkably light on its feet for such and opulent wine, the 2012 impresses for its depth and pure resonance.
90-93 Points (Dec 2014)