Deep brilliant red. Fresh blackberry, cherry liqueur, vanilla and a hint of peppery spices on the deeply perfumed nose. Sweet, palate-coating red and blue fruit and mocha flavors pick up floral pastille and vanilla notes with aeration. Shows a suave, velvety texture and turns spicier on an impressively long, youthfully tannic finish that echoes the vanilla note.
Score: 92 points -- Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Oct 2017