This wine is brilliant, dark red in appearance with tinges of purple. Displaying bright aromatics of cassis, plumand blackberry with hints of bay leaf and chocolate. Integrated toasted vanilla and spice derived from the oak. A full bodied wine showing classic varietal characters of cassis, plum and tobacco. The rich and dense fruit are balanced by ample fine grained tannins providing structure and the backbone for longevity. An exceptional wine with outstanding structure, flavour and complexity that has the balance and poise to age for up to 15 years.