Enormously flavoursome with rich fruit characters of black cherry, plum and ripe berries. American oak adds nuances of vanilla, cigar box, coffee and toast.
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At release, the wine is an intense red/black colour with a brick red hue.
At release, the wine has ripe cherry and plum aromas along with coffee, cinnamon and black olive nuances. Barrel fermentation has provided the complex characters of chocolate and cashew nuts.
At release, the wine has sweet fruit and a rich, luscious mid palate. While being mouth filling and generous, the palate retains elegance and well balanced natural acidity. The palate shows the results of high quality oak use with overtones of vanilla and subtle tobacco characters. The wine has a long, persistent finish.
Delicious upon release but will reward careful cellaring. Ideal to 2009, even possibly to 2012.