Cracked pepper and spice whiffs overlay bolder plum, blue fruit and a light violet nose. Flavours of ripe, juicy blue and black fruit are obvious in the mouth. Plush, squishy and succulent, the wine is both rich and rewarding. Agile and smooth textured, there’s a pliability to the mouthful which adds to its appeal. Oak is supportive rather than assertive or overwhelming with fine tannins. Long aftertaste and good length.