Showing excellent varietal character, with red plum, musk rose, lavender and mocha on the nose. Concentrated and balanced, although a nice backbone of chewy tannin lurks at the core. Hearty palate with good weight and depth of fruit.
Cherry, boysenberry and bramble, with an earthy, balsamic and soy layer. Spicy, with Middle Eastern and Asian pot pourri of star anise, sumac and cloves. Medium acidity and a lithe, smooth texture towards the long, succulent finish. 93pts.