Youthful purple. An array of ripe black and blue fruit aromas are accompanied by suggestions of licorice, pipe tobacco and mint. Sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering smoke-accented bitter cherry and cassis flavors that deepen and spread out slowly on the back half. Shows very good depth and no rough edges. Sneaky tannins come in late on a long, juicy finish that leaves a sweet chewing tobacco note behind.
Score: 92 points -- Vinous, Oct 2017