"Inky purple. Highly perfumed aromas of candied dark berries, black pepper, olive paste and violet, with slow-building spiciness. Sappy, penetrating and lively on the palate, offering vibrant blackberry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of cola. Closes spicy and long, with a sneaky floral nuance and velvety tannins. - JR"
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Mar/Apr 2013), 90 pts