The wine is vibrant ruby red in colour. A complex nose offers an array of classic black and red berry fruit with whiffs of prune, fig, truffle, cigar box, smoke and graphite. The black cherry, blueberry and brambles of the nose follows through onto a smooth, medium-bodied mid-palate with hints of tomato leaf and cedar. The wine is juicy, smooth and lithe, yet with enough structure provided by its fine, cocoa powdery tannins and a vibrant acidity to balance. A pleasant garrigue character lingers on a pure, gentle finish with hints of dark chocolate. Drinks exceptionally well now or enjoy within the next two to three years with beef stew, venison steak, roast lamb and meaty tomato based Italian dishes.