Dark bright-rimmed red. Smoke- and mineral-accented cherry and dark berry, mocha and floral pastille aromas show excellent clarity and pick up cola and succulent herb nuances with air. Sweet and focused on the palate, offering concentrated black raspberry, cherry cola and spicecake flavors that become livelier and pick up a lavender note on the back half. Weighty yet lively as well, finishing chewy and very long, delivering slow-building tannins and resonating florality.
Score: 92 points -- Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Jan 2018