Dense dark ruby colour with a purple hue. Fragrant nose, ripe dark fruit, cassis, plum, some oak and butterscotch with tobacco and mild spices. Very good grip on the palate, still youthful but no hard edges, ripe tannin, a fresh acidity, fine oak, dense dark fruit flavours and a long vigorous finish. Will need some time to develop and soften but nicely done.
Tasted by the Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson.