Bright ruby. Very primary aromas of blackberry, licorice and mocha. Rich and fine-grained in the mouth, if a bit stunted and porty. Slightly green but shows good palate presence and dark fruit intensity for the year. Will this wine display more intensity and definition with another year or two in the bottle? The tannins turn a bit dry and green with aeration.
87+ points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Mar 2016)