This wine defines charisma! Juicy plum and dark cherry fruits combine with licks of mint and fennel that overlay a slatey-granite earthiness. It’s a deep, dark, dangerously intense cabernet with integrated tannins and dense dark fruits wound up in savoury spice.
A rich creaminess sits up front and that briar, spice and darkest berries continue in-line in the palate. Nothing prickly about the tannin structure though; they have benefited from being afforded extra time in oak and sit like gentle grape dust in the mouth.
Heady, savoury aromas jump alluringly out of the glass on first pour, backed up with violets, juicy blueberry and a subtle nuance of cloves. The bouquet is like a soft, plush dark purple welcome mat letting you know there is a lot more to be discovered once you open the door.