Deep, opaque ruby-red, rimmed in purple, intrigues the eye. The nose is marked by appealing, fragrant fruit, with deep draughts of dark-fleshed fruit, such as wild blackberry, black cherry, plum and strawberry, which shade into toastier notes of cocoa powder, roast espresso bean , tobacco leaf and vanilla and cinnamon. Impressively full-bodied, the plate shows pleasurably warm, smooth and well-rounded. Its tangy acidity and noble tannins, already well integrated in the structure , contribute to exemplary balance. Subtle fruit enlivens a lenghty, long-lingering finish.