The colour is deep purple/red. The aromas are lifted and intense with mulberry fruit, some spicy French oak and roasted hazelnuts. The medium bodied palate has very bright, upfront plum, with hints of roasted meats and nutty complexity from the French oak. The palate is supple, full flavoured and balanced by clean acidity and chalky tannins. The wine finishes long with a mix of blackberry, choc mint and a fine line of tannin. It drinks well now but has medium term aging potential and will continue to improve with careful cellaring for the next seven to ten years.