91 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2012
Bright ruby-red. Heady aromas of candied red fruits, potpourri and spicecake. Intense redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors are complicated by sexy rose and cinnamon nuances. Picks up a smoky quality with air and finishes long, sweet and seamless, with lingering floral and spice notes.
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