Deep magenta. The bouquet opens heady, becoming brooding, with forest fruits and a herbal, bramble edge. Very elegant, structured and long. The palate is all dark berry and chocolatey, flowing to a tapestry of flavours and textures interwoven with surprising smooth tannins, elegance and length. It is at once rich in flavour yet light in weight – a beguiling contrast making for appealing drinking now, yet should age well for up to a decade.