"Bright purple. Primary dark berry and licorice aromas are perked up by a strong note of cracked pepper. Zesty blackcurrant and bitter cherry flavors gain sweetness with air and pick up floral and spicecake nuances. Closes sweet, focused and long, with very good energy and slowly building tannins. - JR"
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September 2013), 90 pts