I think this wine is superb. The purity and density is outstanding. Cassis, dark cherry, vanilla, olive, meat, spice and pepper, with a hint of lifted florals. Simply a joy to drink.
“…(aged for 18 months in new and used barriques) Glass-staining ruby. Intensely perfumed aromas of ripe dark fruits, potpourri and olive; a zesty mineral nuance adds vivacity. Deeply concentrated blueberry, spicecake and floral pastille flavors take on suggestions of cola and candied licorice on the back half. Finishes on a suave note of candied flowers, delivering mounting tannins and superb energy and focus.” 91-93 points, Josh Raynolds, vinous.com.