Vinous (Josh Raynolds) 92-94 points (rated 6/18/18) - Inky ruby. Powerful, spice-accented aromas of fresh black and blue fruits, candied violet and olive paste, along with a hint of licorice that builds in the background. Sweet, expansive cassis, blueberry, violet pastille and mocha flavors turn livelier with air. Impressively concentrated but surprisingly energetic thanks to a core of smoky minerality. Finishes sappy, broad and impressively long, with mounting tannins and lingering florality.