What a fabulous nose of blueberry cake, violets, pure licorice, tobacco, spices, vanilla, cloves, cedar, bark, roasted herbs, and hot stones. Full body and extremely intense blackberry fruit, but there's also a really firm, grainy tannin backbone and racy acidity. A very long, mineral-driven and chewy finish. A great follow-up to the 2014. Drink in 2022.
96 Pts James Suckling