(fermented in concrete and stainless steel tanks and aged for a year in a combination of foudres and small French oak barrels) Deep ruby. Dark berry and cherry liqueur aromas are sharpened by smoky mineral and cracked pepper flourishes. Offers ripe blackberry, bitter chocolate and espresso flavors that show good depth and a slightly jammy quality. Supple tannins build on a long, spicy finish that leaves a bitter cherry pit note behind.
Score: 90 points -- Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Feb 2019