Opaque ruby. Heady, oak-spiced blackberry, cherry-vanilla, violet and incense scents show excellent clarity and a hint of smokiness. Supple and broad on the palate, offering deeply concentrated dark berry preserve, vanilla and floral pastille flavors and a suggestion of mocha. Closes with powerful spicy thrust, an echo of juicy blue fruit and velvety tannins that come in late. This flamboyant wine reminded me quite a bit of a high-end Barossa Shiraz.
Score: 93 points --Josh Raynolds, Vinous, 2017