Immediately smoky, dark and brooding. This is a deeply perfumed elegant wine showing a multi layered nose of earthy beetroot, game, sweet citrus oil and a delicate hint of creme patisserie. The palate is again dark and brooding with an underlying power. Complex flavours include spiced fruit compote and fruit of the forest which intertwine with a compelling combination of oak and fruit tannins producing a long finish tinged with anise.
Initially the aromas are all confectionery and white cherries followed closely by a young vibrant perfume and notes of orange oil.
On the palate there's bright red mouthfilling fruit with undertones of savoury dusty dark berry fruits and spice.
Aged half in French and half in American oak barrels, this shows a lovely, deep, youthful colour - and delivers stacks of fresh black fruit - bramble and blueberry. Fine and silky.
Definitive wine for carnivores; and should keep very well too.