Deep ruby. Once again there is an exuberant freshness to the nose of plum, violet, peony, spice and earth aromas. There is outstanding density and power to the big-bodied and overtly muscular flavors that deliver fine complexity though the finish is somewhat drying and a bit short. This showed awkwardly today because while the tannins seem ripe they are rough and somewhat inelegant. This may very well come together but I have at least some concern about that. Score: 90-92. Drink: 2031+. – Allen Meadows, Burghound.