92 – $58 : Brillant ruby. Smoky red berry and cherry scents show very good clarity and pick up a floral element with air. Supple, open-knit and juicy, conveying a suggestion of white pepper that sharpens pliant raspberry and cherry cola flavors. The spicy quality repeats on the smooth, expansive and persistent finish, which shows just hint of fine-grained, fully integrated tannins. As forward as this wine is, there’s ample concentration and the requisite balance required for a positive cellaring experience.