Vinous – 90.5
Bright, dark red-ruby. Tight, high-pitched nose suggests blackberry, licorice, mint and flowers, complicated by oak spices and an inky nuance. Rich and full but a bit youthfully unforthcoming, with a distinctly primary character to its dark fruit flavors. This very fresh, young wine seems rather musclebound today, but its freshness and energy suggest it will reward six or seven years of cellaring.