Dark magenta in color, with luscious black fruit aromas busting from the glass. A rich red fruit attack opens into an expressive palate of juicy blue fruit, blackcurrant, and subtle volcanic minerality. Brushed velvet textures caress the palate, with firm tannins and balanced acidity sustaining the wine's plush ripeness through a lingering, sweet finish. Look for even greater expressivity with time. | 94 points Robert Parker for Wine Advocate Visit here for notes on Winemaker Julien Fayard whose experience includes estates such as Lafite-Rothschild, Quintessa, and Atelier [Philippe] Melka and clients such as Lail Vineyards, Gemstone, and Dalla Valle.