Clear, bright, intense garnet red with light violet iridescence.
Open and clean. In a still glass the intensity of the ripe fruit stands out, wellbalanced with the wood. With movement of the glass emerge black fruits, plum and blackberry, with hints of fresher fruit, cherries. Floral aromas of violets. Notes of quality spices and patisserie. Subtle and elegant.
A smooth, elegant wine. Long and intense. Finely-balanced between acidity and aromas. Black fruits re-appear, gaining prominence, blackberries, patisserie reminiscent of vanilla and nutmeg. Fine spices. Mineral and balsamic. Tannins with lingering potential. Very rich. Decanting advisable.