Dark, dense red in the glass. Ripe, concentrated plum on the nose, with earthy nuances and notes of violet. The oak comes through as fragrant spice aromas, complementing the fruit. The fruit. The palate is well structured with firm, slightly chalky tannins suggesting good ageing potential. The finish is a delicate balance of fruit sweetness, spiced savoury character and lingering texture.
"This has a juicy core of dark plum, roasted fig and blackberry fruit, backed by graphite and cocoa on the medium-weight finish. Drink now. 4,500 cases made."
"Deep red-ruby. Black fruits, molten chocolate, licorice and woodsmoke on the nose. Broad and supple but dry, with dark berry and chocolate flavors that still need a bit of time in bottle to express themselves. Finishes with good breadth and a fine dusting of tannins."
International Wine Cellar