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.
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.