Saturated, bright ruby-red. Aromas of black raspberry, roast coffee, fig, licorice, mocha and musky oak. Plush, pliant and sweet, with seductive berry, coffee, spicecake and tobacco flavors complicated by smoke and game nuances. Finishes with sweet tannins, a whiff of herbs and sneaky persistence.
Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Issue 167, March/April 2013), 88 pts