Opaque ruby. Pungent, smoke-accented aromas of cherry pit, blackcurrant and pipe tobacco, with a suave floral overtone. Fleshy and expansive dark fruit flavors tighten up with air and are lifted by a peppery spice nuance. Dusty tannins add grip to a long, floral-driven finish of appealing sweetness.
Score: 92 points
-- Josh Raynolds, Vinous, July 2013