Deep opaque magenta core extending to medium purple rim. Clear, brilliant lustre and luminosity with strong legs that foreshadow full bodied wine. Big, bold, nuances of wild blackberries, ripe raspberries, black cherries and sweet black liquorice, whiffs of West Indies spices such as whole cloves, nutmeg and black peppercorns. Hints of chocolate and dusty earthiness allude to apt use of wood. Mouth filling with soft, seductive tannins. Well-balanced acidity underpins velvety mouth feel. Initial intensity of flavours include black plums, burnt black cherries and candied black currants finessed by mid-palate nuances of red peppers, rosemary and Burgundy anise with trailing undertones of vanilla and cinnamon. Rounded, lingering farewell with smoky, humidor box finish.