Brilliant ruby. Intensely perfumed blackberry and potpourri scents are complicated by suggestions of olive, peppery spices and candied flowers. Smoky, spicy and plush on the palate, offering juicy dark berry flavors that become brighter and spicier on the back half. Shows very good energy and thrust on the gently tannic finish, which hangs on with strong, spicy tenacity.
Score: 92 points -- Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Tasting date: December 2015