2013 is a vintage of great substance. The wine exhibits an incredible deep red-black color. Captivating mineral notes are present with blackcurrant preserve, liquorice, espresso roast and wet pebbles distinguishing the complex aromas and bouquet. On the palate, it shows great focus, a very well balanced tannin structure and beautiful density, contributing to an expected and extended cellaring potential for this wine. to an expected and extended cellaring potential for this wine.Cabernet Sauvignon (58%) contributes to the structure, tannin base, and dark fruit; Merlot (21%) provides complex red fruits and smooth texture; Cabernet Franc (13%) provides high notes of cedar and violets, with elegance on the palate; while the Malbec (8%) gives succulent black fruit flavors.
93 Points Wine Advocate - The labels had arrived the previous day when I tasted the 2013 Series C, a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 8% Malbec, raised in 70% new French oak for 23 months. That oak is neatly embroidered into the blackberry and raspberry fruit on the nose - nicely defined and precise, perhaps more focused than its "M" counterpart. The palate is medium-bodied with a supple, nicely poised entry and a keen thread of acidity; it is quite compact in the mouth, but that doesn't matter because the purity is locked in and it lingers long in the mouth. This is very fine, but it will need 3-4 years in bottle to show what it can do.
91 Points Wine Spectator - Ripe and toasty in feel, with layers of crushed plum, warm raspberry coulis and melted black licorice framed by espresso and singed juniper details. Weighty and broad, but shows drive and cut, with the fruit pushing through steadily on the finish. Exhibits more muscle than purity, but well done for the style. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Best from 2017 through 2021.