Bright dark red colour with black tinged edges and a light red hue. Intensely scented, the nose offers up aromas of violets, dark cherries, ripe strawberries and anise followed by some forest floor and light spicy cedar notes. Bold and richly fruited, the palate is supplely kissed with dark cherry, ripe strawberry, plum and anise flavours. Toasty vanillin oak and spice sit in the background. Very smooth with silky tannins, excellent power and a long delicious dark fruited aftertaste.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.