Lovely wine, medium ruby, quite transparent. Amazing Northern Rhône type bouquet of savoury elements and exotic black spicy fruits-notes of crushed rocks, tapenade, black tea, little violet sweets, sweat, liquorice, Asian spices and hung meat paired with super ripe aromas of blackberry and black cherry fruit. There appears to be considerable new oak in use. Rich and full-bodied in the mouth the flavours are deep, plush and velvety; spicy and savoury yet also elegant due the wines high acidity. Toothsome and powerfully fruity this combination of ripeness and acidity makes wine sing. A good tannic spine and a long fruity- white pepper finish make for a structured, delicious, and complex wine made for some excellent mid-term bottle age. Exceptional.