|92||Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar||"Glass-staining ruby. High-pitched red fruits and flowers on the nose, with a sexy Asian spice quality and a hint of minerals; smells like a high-class Burgundy. Silky in texture and alluringly sweet, with deep but lively raspberry and cherry flavors and strong mineral cut. Very precise, tangy wine with refreshing back-end energy and a lingering floral note. Reportedly from vines over 80 years of age, planted higher than 800 meters." Issue #152 – Sept/Oct 2010|
|90+||The Wine Advocate||"The purple-colored 2007 Paraje de El Santo is 100% Prieto Picudo from a single 80-year-old vineyard aged for 19 months in French oak. The nose is a bit muted and the wine is not as complex as the Prieto Picudo cuvee. It seems taciturn and unexpressive at the moment but it may simply need time because the raw materials appear to be first class. The Pricum wines are produced by Bodegas Maragon who specialize in working with Prieto Picudo, an indigenous variety that has been winning significant attention recently. The wines are made by none other than Raul Perez."
Issue # 188 - April 2010