"(aged in new and used American oak barrels for a year) Lurid ruby. A vibrant, perfumed nose displays fresh red and dark berry and pipe tobacco scents, along with hints of vanilla and cola. Supple and broad on entry, then tighter in the midpalate, offering intense raspberry liqueur and spicecake flavors and a hint of candied rose. Supple, even tannins build slowly on the clinging finish, which leaves behind a sweet red fruit note. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (May 2017), 90 pts