Deep red/purple colour. The bouquet is ripe and attractively varietal, with classic violet, blueberry, mulberry and cassis aromas, and these flavours re-appear throughout the palate. It's intense and powerful, rich and bright, with freshness, poise and real persistence. The tannins are ample and assertive while supple, ripe and mouth-coating. It needs food if drunk now. Excellent wine of concentration and major cellaring potential.