Colour: Moderate depth of colour with strong purple on the edges.
Aroma: Intense Merlot varietal. Violets and crushed blackberry leaves abound. The oak is balanced with a beef Bovril complexity which is beginning to occur.
Palate: Varietal Merlot characters abound. Rich ripe fruit is balanced with spicy oak and soft ripe tannins. Medium bodied the wine is immediately drinkable and will age well.
Cellar: Medium term with careful cellaring.