Deep, dark core with fading rim. Very attractive and complex nose packed with ripe berry fruit where dark cherry and cassis feature along with chocolate and a hint of mint. Super smooth flow into the mouth with all the nose advertised plus a generous vanilla addition. Smooth and silky across the palate with fine texture and supple tannins. Beautifully managed, spicy oak support. Long, ripe fruit filled finish. Very seductive now yet has all the measure to develop over the long term.