Brilliant red. Displays smoke-accented cherry, cassis and dark chocolate aromas that are complicated by suggestions of vanilla and pungent flowers. Densely packed bitter cherry, blackberry, dark chocolate and licorice flavors show a bright, spicy overtone and turn sweeter on the back half. The youthfully taut finish echoes the smoky note and is given solid grip by dusty, slowly building tannins.
92 Pts Vinous