Complex and seductive, the nose of this wine offers up creamy, spicy oak aromas that co-mingle sensuously with black cherry, plum, tobacco and then a subtle whiff of violet. The palate continues the elegant pas de deux of fruit and oak: refined, svelte and elegant with layer upon layer of black fruit compote, cocoa, earth and spice. It's a powerful wine which is subtle and integrated rather than chunky or muscular. Harmonious, velvety smooth and mature, it's a wine that over delivers. The tail lingers long on a rich note.