- 94/100 [Vintage 2014] by Edward Ragg, MW from Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The 2014 Reserve Merlot has a deep ruby appearance with ripe black and red plum, mulberry and black cherry-this is super Chinese Merlot!-with distinct clove, vanilla and toasted secondary notes(arounds 60% to 70% new oak here). Full-bodied, rich and still very much youthful, the wine shows robust, ripe, coating tannins, vibrant but well-integrated high alcohol and some lifting acidity. What's heartening is that this wine maintains a degree freshness in what is a thoroughly vinous but not flabby Merlot of long length and considerable finesse. This has real potential and would benefit from further time in bottle.