(raised in a 50/50 combination of concrete tanks and used oak barrels) Bright violet. Dark berry and floral notes on the fragrant nose, along with suggestions of licorice and garrigue. Smooth and fleshy in the mouth, offering gently sweet black raspberry and cherry flavors plus a hint of candied flowers. Closes on a smoky note, showing very good persistence and dusty, building tannins that add shape and firming grip.
Score: (90-91) points -- Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Aug 2017