Stephen Tanzer (ST): 91-93
"Bright ruby-red. Complex, floral-accented scents of raspberry, sassafras and blood orange, with a subtle touch of white pepper. Tangy and youthfully taut, then turns fleshier and spicier with air, offering sweet red fruit preserve flavors and notes of black tea and licorice. Finishes with notes of star anise and allspice. Nicely precise and balanced to age."