89 pts Vinous/Stephen Tanzer May 2017
(14.5% alcohol): Cassis, wild herbs, pepper and spices on the nose. At once plush and alive in the mouth, conveying a fine-grained texture and lovely juicy intensity to its flavors of cassis, plum and spices. Very rich, concentrated and sweet for this bottling, and firmly tannic and persistent on the finish. Clearly riper and denser than the 2014 version, showing a lovely ripe, pliant middle and the superiority of the 2015 vintage. Already quite sexy.