92 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2012
Bright ruby-red. Highly perfumed bouquet evokes black raspberry, cherry-cola, incense and rose, along with oak spice accents. Deeply pitched yet energetic, offering sweet red and dark berry liqueur flavors with exotic hints of candied flowers and vanilla. The vanilla and floral nuances carry through the long, sappy, precise finish, which features gentle tannins and appealing sweetness.
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