Rich and velvety, this is a tightly knit wine built to last yet accessible now thanks
to its well-rounded tannins. Concentrated dark fruits (blackcurrants, cassis) are
lifted by a slight tealeaf herbaceousness and plenty of wood spice (sandalwood,
cigar box, graphite). There are also some savoury hints of olive tapenade,
particularly on the lingering finish, which combined with fresh acid balance
suggest improvement in bottle for at least a decade.