|92-95 WINESPECTATOR: "The currant and blackberry fruit flavors are steeped but also lively in feel, with strands of licorice and sweet tobacco on the finish.—J.M."
92 DECANTER: "Just 19hl/ha were picked after the hail and mildew, but Château Brown has done a great job with what it had. There´s a slight bit of heat on the attack but the concentrated fruit and silky texture eats it up, with dark chocolate and liquorice notes coming in strong through the mid-palate. An exuberant, good quality wine with intensity and concentration, and just hugely seductive. 3.74pH. 75% new oak."
90-91 JAMES SUCKLING: "Some attractive berry and plum character with hints of flowers. Medium body and firm tannins. Clean finish. Always there."
91-93 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Wet earth, smoke, thyme, mint and red pit fruits create the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied, fresh, silky and loaded with sweet, dark cherries. This is going to be even better with 3-5 years of age."