Dark, shimmering ruby. Blackberry and cherry aromas are complicated by suggestions of olive, licorice and pungent flowers. Chewy, appealingly sweet black and blue fruit flavors deepen and become spicier with air, while a peppery note adds lift and back-end cut. Fine-grained tannins add shape to a long, floral-accented finish that leaves a jammy dark berry note behind. This wine is insanely easy to drink and should have been bottled exclusively in magnums. 92 points, Vinous.