A generous nose of ripe black fruits like plum, black cherry and blackberry, is backed up with licorice, cola and hints of violets. The palate has a sweet, jammy, baked cherry entry, which quickly shifts to wild ripe blackberries and candied fruit, with a hint of black tea. Not at all flabby, this wine has a terrific cleansing acidity. Balanced and ready to enjoy now, this wine could pair nicely with grilled lamb kebobs, or even steak frites! Or, hang on to a few bottles to follow that tremendously long finish through a little more cellar age.
91 Points, Wine Spectator, "Taut, minerally and expressive...This has tension and persistence."
92 Points, Josh Reynolds, Vinous : "Sappy and appealingly sweet on the palate, offering intense black raspberry and cherry compote flavors sharpened by a peppery nuance. Seamless, broad and fleshy but lively as well, finishing with gentle framing tannins and strong thrust and cling."