87 pts Vinous – Stephen Tanzer May 2017
Good bright, dark red. Pungent aromas of cherry liqueur, peppery spices and wild herbs. Juicy, intense and nicely delineated, showing a sexy wild berry character to its fruit along with brisk acidity and herbal pungency for lift. But a bit rigid and unyielding today. Finishes with dusty, fairly light tannins. This should bite into a slab of meat now but can also be held for a couple years. Shows modest depth and breadth but I like this.