Bright violet. Powerful cherry, dark berry and olive scents are complemented by intense mineral and spice accents. Deep-pitched black currant, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors show an appealing blend of power and finesse, and a floral pastille flourish builds in the background. Shows impressive energy and dark fruit punch on the youthfully tannic finish, which leaves behind notes of candied flowers and cracked pepper.
Score: 92 points -- Josh Raynolds, Vinous, 2018