94 Points Wine Spectator - A very enticing version, with energetic savory and bay leaf notes rippling through the core of dark plum and blackberry fruit. Lots of olive and iron accents line the finish, along with ample charcoal-edged grip. Still youthfully raw, but all the pieces are in place and the fine acidity should let the elements meld with time. Best from 2017 through 2027.
93 Points Vinous / Antonio GalloniVivid purple. Heady, complex aromas of ripe dark berries, incense, pungent flowers and licorice develop a smoky mineral quality that gains volume as the wine opens up. Stains the palate with sweet, concentrated blackberry and cassis flavors sharpened and given spine by juicy acidity. The impressively long, focused finish emphatically echoes the floral and mineral notes and lingers with impressive, floral-dominated persistence.