Bright, dark red. Highly aromatic nose combines blackberry, black raspberry, minerals and spices. Sappy and fine-grained; very dry and concentrated, conveying a strong impression of inner-palate energy. Sexy cherry and crushed stone flavors are framed by suave tannins on the very long, aromatic back end. Showing more éclatthan it did from barrel a year ago, this wine has turned out very well.
Score: 91 points -- Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, 91 points. Drink 2019-2028