At release, the wine is a deep red with an intense purple hue. It has distinct aromas of Japanese Satsuma plum and ripe cherries abound with secondary spice, cigar box characters are evident along with subtle creamy chocolate.This wine is medium to full-bodied with rich plum and cherry fruit characters. The fruit flavours are balanced by undertones of creamy chocolate, spice and subtle savoury characters. The palate has a desirable, almost brioche texture with grainy tannins through the mid-palate and a long, persistence to the finish.
This wine can be enjoyed upon release but will reward careful cellaring up to and possibly beyond 2016.