Reviews 94 points Vinous "Inky ruby. Deeply pitched toffee and cherry compote scents are complicated by notes of licorice, pipe tobacco and fruitcake. Lush, palate-coating black and blue fruit and violet flavors show excellent clarity and lift thanks to a strong dose of spiciness. Lingers with intense sweetness, building tannins and excellent tenacity, leaving smoke and licorice notes behind. (JR)"