Deep, brooding and intense. This wine is built upon rich, ripe fruit; predominantly black cherry, dark plum and mulberry sitting alongside char and black liquorice. The palate shows depth and plenty of fine spices mixed well with vanilla oak and a definite dusty/earthiness. This is undoubtedly one for the cellar – it really needs some time to soften out and soak up some of that oak. This will certainly happen though and after a while I am sure it will exhibit some soft, aged leather characters and enhanced mid-palate generosity. Look at this as a form of investment – it is sure to reward you handsomely over time. – FWC.