"(25% new French oak) Lurid red. Sexy, spice-tinged dark berry and spicecake aromas show excellent clarity and complementary vanilla and candied rose nuances. Palate-staining black raspberry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors sweeten up slowly in the midpalate and pick up a hint of five-spice powder. Finishes smooth, sappy and gently tannic, displaying strong persistence and resonating floral and vanilla notes. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (January 2018), 93 pts