2018 Famille Dutraive Fleurie La Madone
Bright violet color. Expansive, mineral-accented blue fruit, floral and five-spice powder aromas, along with hints of white pepper and candied licorice. Offers sappy, impressively concentrated boysenberry and bitter cherry flavors that spread out and become sweeter with aeration. Closes impressively long and smooth, with resonating florality and fine-grained tannins that come on late.
Josh Raynolds - Vinous