"A lifted, concentrated and layered nose with blackcurrant, red cherry and boysenberry notes. Fragrant violet, clove, anise, cassia bark and black cardamom aromas sit suitably in the background. The palate is vibrant and tightly coiled revealing cassis, cocoa and finely tuned oak notes. Subtle spice, underlying char and roasted coffee bean characters offer delicate complexity. Laced acidity with silky ripe tannins provides both length and balance."
"Fermentation took place in closed and open fermenters at hot temperatures with extraction by pumping over each individual lot three times daily. After malolactic fermentation entirely in barrels and 20 months of barrel ageing, the different components are blended for ageing in French barriques for a further nine months."
"92 pts ... Tight texture and structure, with blackcurrant fruit adorned with sprigs of dried herbs, firm tannins and subtle oak. Retasting shows the line and length of the wine..."