Vivid ruby colour, with orange tints; heady bouquet of considerable finesse with hints of plums, mulberries, roses and dried violets, backed by pleasing suggestions of resin and spices (cloves, cinnamon); dry, very savoury, rather tannic flavour with an elegant, lingering aftertaste of toasted hazelnuts.
A combination of blood orange, redcurrant, iodine, oregano and rosewater give the wine strong aromatics and exotic flavours.
As it develops we will see even more layers of complexity in the form of game, cured meats and new leather.
The palate is pleasantly medium bodied, displaying a beautiful restraint that allows all of these flavours to share the spotlight.
The tannins are slightly cedary.