Bright red with ruby tones. High-pitched perfume of crushed black cherry, violet and licorice reminded me a bit of Clos Vougeot. Juicy, floral wine with lovely acidity and saline minerality but an essential pliancy of texture. Can't match the 2015 version for velvety thickness but this is long on personality and will be very easy to drink in a couple years. Finishes with firm tannins and a touch of pepper.
Score: 90 points -- Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, Nov 2016