Vivid ruby. Sexy, oak-spiced aromas of blackberry, cherry-cola and lavender, with a smoky topnote. Deeply pitched black and blue fruit flavors show impressive energy and clarity, with a peppery nuance adding bite. Clings impressively on the finish, which features a sweet vanilla quality and fine-grained, harmonious tannins. 91 points
Glass-staining ruby. Pungent aromas of dried red fruits and potpourri, with a spicy overtone. Silky and sweet, with vibrant redcurrant and cherry flavors complemented by deeper notes of licorice, violet and black cardamom. Closes with gentle tannic grip and very good length, leaving floral pastille and cherry compote notes behind. 90-92 points.
Inky ruby. Intense, spice-accented aromas of blackberry, cherry pit and fresh flowers, complicated by cola and white pepper. Sweet and lively on the palate, offering vibrant dark fruit flavors that gain weight with air. Fine-grained tannins
give shape to the sappy, penetrating finish. This sexy wine should be approachable soon after release. 90-92 points