Deep red with brick red hues. The aroma is intense and complex displaying the beginnings of bottle development. It is strongly earthy and menthol with some licorice, chocolate and soy notes. The palate is smooth and chocolaty with a ripe fruit warmth. Very well integrated oak plus firm fruit tannins provides a fine, almost hidden underlying structure which slowly reveals itself on the finish. Impeccably balanced acidity brings the wine together seamlessly and ensures longevity and a broad range of food matches. Medium to long term cellaring.