94 pts Vinous
Lurid violet color. A complex, penetrating bouquet evokes fresh cherry and black raspberry, along with building floral, spice and earth notes. Stains the palate with sweet red/blue fruit, lavender and spicecake flavors that deepen and spread out slowly on the back half. Conveys a suave blend of richness and energy and closes extremely long and juicy, with harmonious tannins and resonating florality.