9/10. Luscious blackberry up front, evolving to more pronounced black cherry on bright, acidic finish with a good amount of alcohol. Finish lingers for some time with chocolate and oak notes.
9/10. Fruit forward/blackberry. Balanced, full bodied. Long finish atop toasted oak.Very nice.
9/10. Nice black cherry and vanilla with cinnamon and pepper, sustained into a big finish. Oak provides some brawn.
8/10. Very nice front to back. Austere up front, nice long finish with spice, fruity cherry and strong oak notes.
8/10. Woody nose. Dark berry/blackberry fruit. Nice finish on refined oak/black tea.
8/10. Slight earthy nose. Tobacco, sweet rasberry up front. Maybe chocolate. Expanding sweet mid notes that turns into a drying finish.
7/10. Red cherry, juicy, almost jammy. Hints of cocoa. Acidic. Spicy finish.
6/10. Black cherry. Oak. Spicy. Acidic. Somewhat thin but lingering finish. Mellowed nicely on third pour.
5/10. Grapy up front. Otherwise flat. Fading finish. Didn't taste as overly oaked as others have noted.
5/10. Rather tight, constricted cab - non expansive. Muted dark berry fruit. Drying, spicy long finish.