Deep purple with an opaque black core. Exceptional tight knit bouquet of black cherries, dark forest berries, cassis, sloe cordial, hints of oriental spices, liquorice, black olives, truffles, mocha, and underbrush. Overwhelming richness on the palate but transparently fanned-out and perfectly balanced by a subtle acidity. A marvellously fine-grained and velvety tannin coats the impressive body. The multi-layered aroma of tart dark berries, damson and sloe evolves; backed by a striking minerality with hints of cigar box, pencil shavings, and iodine. Subtle warmth in the extremely long lasting finish. Captivating personality and impressive presence, but without any aggressiveness.