Very spicy indeed with brambleberries, earth, vanilla, ash, tar, sous bois, cassis bush, glazed dark cherries and dried meat. Full-bodied and very dense on the palate, which is surrounded by plush, chocolate-studded dark fruit and coated with layers of earth and spices. Despite this, the tannins remain grainy and the acidity tightly wrapped up. Drink now or hold.
96 points, James Suckling (Nov 2019)