Deep, dark garnet extend to a light purple rim. Clear, brilliant lustre and luminosity. Long legs, full bodied wine. Alluring aromas of black cherries, sweet black plum compote, cassis, liquorice, melted black chocolate and sweet spices yield to top notes of vanilla, coffee and cinnamon stick. Whiffs of cedarwood hint at established oak pedigree. Complex bouquet lingers nicely on nose. Rounded tannins and crisp acidity uplift fruit within sensuous and silky mouth filling palate. Initial intensity of flavours include orchard cherries, spiced black currants, Christmas pudding and Dutch black liquorice finessed by mid-palate nuances of pencil shavings and seared meat with trailing notes of cedar smoke, ground black pepper and cloves. Hint of caramel in sultry, lingering farewell.