Deep crimson, almost opaque with purple highlights.
Blueberry, blackcurrant and boysenberry fruit aromas with vanilla and spice characters resulting from extended maturation in very tight grained oak barrels.
Lifted blackcurrant, raspberry and black olives, with soft, fine tannins and ample sweet fruit flavours.
A persistent finish with toasty, spicy oak spilling onto the palate.
18 months in French and American oak barriques and hogsheads; 35% first use, 35% second use, 30% older.
Try with grilled meat and Osso Buco.
READINESS FOR DRINKING
It is ready to consume now, though it will drink well for at least 10 years.