This year echoes the similar style of the 2006 vintage with great structure, palate weight and complexity. The wine has a masculine powerful bouquet with exotic aromas of roasted raspberry and blackcurrant, violets, white pepper, cedar and Moroccan spice. A dry wine on the palate with a dense core of black plum, dark cherry and spice. Ripe firm tannins and toasty oak complete the many layers to this wine. Rich and powerful the wine has a long finish.