Wine Spectator, 90 points: Like a young Port a powerful and concentrated wine for long-term aging. Very deep ruby color with rich spicy vanilla aromas full body and lots of fruit flavors; tannic but well integrated with a long finish. Try in...
Wine Spectator, 95 points: A marvelous Lafleur, full-bodied, with supple tannins, offering lovely mineral, earth and black fruit character. Smooth and ripe from start to finish.--Château Lafleur vertical. Drink now through 2020.
Wine Spectator, 91 points: Big and stiffly tannic, but well fleshed out with sweet currant, cedar and vanilla flavors. Long finish and chewy texture bodes very well for aging.