Bright purple. Powerful, smoke-accented black and blue fruit, candied flowers, liquorice, olive and Indian spices on the deeply perfumed nose. Sappy, concentrated and seamless on the palate, offering alluringly sweet blackberry, cherry compote, violet pastille and spicecake flavours that show excellent clarity and mineral lift. Expressive and surprisingly lithe given its depth, finishing with building tannins and impressive, blue-fruit-dominated persistence. Drinking window: 2022 - 2030.
94 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2017.