"Incredibly youthful purple in the glass, opaque and dense. Lifted and intense aromas of mulberry, violets, graphite, smoked meats, blackberry, bramble and anise. Full, rich, dark and powerful on the palate. Lashings of fleshy dark fruits, boysenberry, mulberry, dried herbs, a touch of mint and chalky, textured and palate-defining tannins. Acidity is bright and teams with the tannins admirably to temper the lush fruit."
95 points - Aaron Brasher, The Real Review
"The 2021 Mangan East Block is a blend of Malbec (59%) and Petit Verdot (41%) from the Mangan Vineyard on Caves Road. This is an interesting wine—the tannins lock up the fruit and, if anything, augment the muscular propensity of each of the varieties. However, the wine, while being very intense in the mouth, is also beautifully seamless—each variety has absorbed the other, meaning the raspberry and pink peppercorns of the Malbec melt into the lavender, potpourri and blackberry fruit of the Petit Verdot. This is stylistically distinct and shows little evidence of the cool, wet year that birthed it. Bravo."
92 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate