Opaque ruby. Cherry liqueur, cassis and candied licorice aromas are energized and sharpened by a smoky mineral note and a sexy floral nuance that builds steadily with air. Offers sappy, deeply concentrated dark fruit preserve, star anise, vanilla and violet pastille flavors that show excellent clarity and back-end mineral cut. Chewy, late-arriving tannins support a long, appealingly sweet finish that strongly echoes the dark berry and floral notes.
Josh Reynolds, vinous.com - 93 Points