Appealing spicy dark fruit: black cherry with cedar and a hint of tobacco. Tangy and fresh on entry. Ripe black fruit with light peppery spice notes. The textured palate is rounded and silkily smooth with multiple layers of flavours and a well-defined backbone. Good integration of oak and fruit with fine, dry tannins and an intriguing light licorice/saline element on the long tail. Bold, enticing ripe blackberry and plum aroma. Gentle, soft-fruited entry to the mouth. The juicy blackberry - and plum flavours are immediately apparent - along with a subtle tinge of spice. Rounded, fleshy and voluptuous texture with a light squeeze of tannin. Structured but pliable and generous with a rewardingly long, velvet tail.