Bright red-ruby. Ripe, expressive aromas of redcurrant, plum, spices and nutty oak, accented by a minty nuance. Then plush and suave in the mouth, with blueberry and raspberry fruit complicated by spicy oak and a floral nuance. Finishes with substantial dusty tannins and plenty of early sex appeal. This wine reportedly includes a bit of cabernet sauvignon for the first time in many years. A very good showing today.
Score: 90 points -- Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, July 2013