Totally opaque inky black purple colour with a very deep dark purple black hue. The nose is filled with aniseed top notes accompanied by some ripe black cherries, blackberries, toasty vanillin oak and spice. Big and rich the palate is awash with luscious dark fruit flavours of liquorice, black cherries and blackberries over a background of smoky vanillin oak with a long peppered finish.
Firmly built, slightly chewy, yet well integrated tannins provide the framework. Excellent concentration with a very long powerful aftertaste of liquorice, ripe black cherries, smoky oak and pepper.
Cellar 5-6 years.