It is a deep cherry red, auburn in colour with a delightfully rich and compelling nose which displays an abundance of ripe red fruits, cherries, plums, and darker berry fruits, but also increasingly complex characters including herbs and spices, with lashings of vanilla. On the palate it is rich and spicy and very appealing. There are chocolate notes as well as cherries, dark fruits, spices and developing savoury hints, which all contribute to the silky smooth mouth-feel. This is a beautifully textured wine with fine grained tannins, refined acid balance and appealing complexity. It lingers beautifully and leaves a very elegant, refined impression. It will continue to develop for many years to come and should gain even greater complexity.