Bright violet. Fresh, mineral- and smoke-tinged dark berry and floral pastille scents show very good clarity and pick up a hint of cracked pepper with air. Juicy, appealingly sweet and lithe on the palate, offering sappy blackberry, cherry compote and spicecake flavors and a salty touch of olive on the back half. In an elegant style, delivering strong closing thrust; smooth tannins make a late appearance. There's superb value here.
Score: 91 points -- Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Jan 2017