Vinous 94 points - Inky ruby with youthful violet highlights. Initially withdrawn nose opens slowly to reveal multiple layers of ripe raspberry, blackberry, minerals and spicy, vanillin oak. Deep, brooding and complex, with the perfectly ripe, youthfully muscular tannins embedded in the juicy fruit. In spite of its 14% alcohol, this blaufränkisch remains impressively elegant. Extremely young, with lovely herbal spice on the finish, this should be laid down for a few years.