A spicy and ultra-pure nose features notes of mostly red berries, sandalwood and soft Asian-style tea hints. There is excellent freshness and verve to the well-detailed and attractively textured flavors that possess a dusty and mildly austere finish that delivers very fine depth and length. This velvety effort is not so far away as to be unapproachable but even so I would advise holding this for another 4 to 6 years or so first. In a word, lovely.
Allen Meadows, Burghound, 91 points.