Bright violet. Ripe cherry, dark berry liqueur, candied flowers and incense on the deeply perfumed nose. Lush and open-knit, offering palate-staining blueberry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of spicecake. Shows excellent depth and power but comes off surprisingly lithe. A suave lavender pastille quality emerges slowly on the finish, which features velvety tannins and lingering blue fruit character.
Score: 93 points -- Josh Raynolds. Tasting date: February 2016