Opaque violet. Intense aromas of mineral-accented cassis, blackberry, olive and licorice are complemented by a suave floral topnote and a hint of smoky bacon. Chewy and subtly sweet, offering deeply concentrated dark berry preserve, licorice, candied violet, bitter chocolate flavors and a spicy jolt of black pepper. Finishes very long and spicy, with chewy tannins and lingering dark berry character.
Score: 95 points -- Josh Raynolds, Vinous, 2020