Heady combination of strawberries, cherries, plums and aniseed, all underpinned by hints of truffle, exotic mushrooms and spice. Smooth, velvety entry opens into an elegant mouthful of fruits ? preserved raspberries and cherries ? surrounded by oak-induced spice flavours of cinnamon and sandalwood. A fresh lively acidity provides balance to the supple and juicy tannins and the finish is lengthy, changing from fruit through to satisfying truffles and earthiness. A rich and warming wine, best enjoyed with game meats or a robust mushroom risotto.