(37% new French oak) Vivid red. Lively aromas of red berries and candied rose carry peppery spice and vanilla overtones. Juicy and supple on the palate, offering ripe raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of succulent herbs. Fine-grained tannins build slowly on the long, sappy finish, which features echoing red fruit and vanilla notes.
Score: 90 points -- Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Dec 2017