Ultimate Beverage Challenge 89 points - The nose is certainly "porty” and fruity relegating the grain to the background. The palate is dense and fruit driven employing the sweet grains and ripe orange and currant flavors to add depth and length. A very stylish and complex spirit. (Mar 2012)
Wine Enthusiast 91 points - While "extra finished” for two years in ruby Port casks, the impact on the spirit is minimal, imparting a rose-gold hue and a shadow of red berry flavor. Though it lacks the "wow factor” of the Nectar d’Or, it’s still quite good: Expect a warm, fruity scent with a hint of cedar and a smooth caramel-honey flavor with baking spices on the finish.
— K.N. (Dec 2011)