A warm, integrated and generous wine, showing bright red and some purple notes in the glass. The nose is full and forward, showing high levels of ripeness and sweet red fruits, layered with wet stones, some menthol and a sprinkling of roasted herbs and coffee. The palate is full, generous, and warm, again with layers of creamy red and black fruits, coffee, roasted meat and a generous spicy character and the tannins are almost silky, enveloping the sweet red fruit core, spice with the oak very much in the background. The finish is long, warm and even, with an almost brooding quality that seems to build rather than melt away. A stony streak of minerality and a lick of freshness complete this wonderful wine.