Bright violet. Expansive, mineral-tinged aromas of black and blue fruit preserves, potpourri and olive, and a spicy nuance that builds in the glass. Sweet, tightly focused cassis, boysenberry and floral pastille flavors show superb depth and become smokier and spicier with air. Decidedly rich and full but possesses excellent energy thanks to a spine of bright minerality. The sappy, extremely long finish features building tannins and a lingering violet note. I underestimated this wine from barrel.
94 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous (Mar 2016)