Brilliant red-purple hue, good depth with plenty of glycerine legs due to its strength. Exhilarating aromas of blackcurrant preserve and caramelised plumbs are enhanced by Asian spices and floral notes of violets. Concentrated and manageable with intense flavours of blackberries and cassis fruit, smooth tannins and a final touch of vanilla and cola. It manages to be deep and succulent while remaining energetic and clean, and finishes with notable sweetness and length. This is a very seductive wine, which is delicious now but is designed to age.