Tasted in late February this year, 2 weeks after bottling, the colour is a deep purple with a crimson edge. Aromas are rich and meaty, with smokiness, spiciness and a wonderful, floral freshness. This is a broad, energetic wine with a lovely frame. The fruit is rich and ripe, with supple, creamy textures and harmonious, fine tannins. Long-flavoured on the finish it has a good future ahead (for drinking 2020-2028+).