September 1, 2015
2012 i.p.o. - 90 pts from Vinous
Dark ruby. Smoke-accented aromas of cherry, cassis, pipe tobacco and violet, with a peppery nuance adding vibrancy. Juicy and focused on entry, then broader and fleshier in the middle, offering sweet black and blue fruit flavors with suggestions of licorice and fruitcake. Spreads out nicely on the finish, which features round tannins and repeating smoke and floral notes.
Josh Raynolds, Vinous