Lively bright and clear. Medium red with a distinct purple hue at the edge. A complex perfumed bouquet dominated by red and black fruits, cherries and plums. Notes of spice and toasty oak combine with forest-floor/mushroom undertones and hints of dried fruits and herbs. The palate is beautifully textured and generously weighted creating a wonderfully-rounded-mouth feel. The tannins are silky smooth, filling the mouth and showing a youthful firmness toward the edge and back of the tongue. The brighter red fruit flavours appear first followed by spices and hints of vanillin oak. The finish is long and persistent with dark fruit flavours of plum and black cherry and hints of chocolate at the end. There is a fine vain of acidity that focuses the palate and accentuates the elegance and finesse that this wine has become renowned for.