In appearance the wine is young, lively, deep in colour and intense, with deep morello reds flashed through with bright violet. The nose is very expressive, and full of fresh, ripe red fruits. This profile is complimented by notes of oak from its brief ageing in barrel, principally showing as coconut, vanilla and liquorice, which over the coming months in bottle will gradually be integrated into the wine.
On the palate it is silky and well structured, full of well polished, ripe tannins from its time in wood. Bright, lively with good acidity, nicely developed and with a very long finish. This is a wine which can be drunk now, although its inherent structure will allow it to develop well for a considerable time in bottle. A wine to be enjoyed on its own or with any fine