Deep garnet colour. Cassis and chocolate on the nose. Almonds and hazelnuts, well rounded with a touch of plums. Balanced tannins with a full tangy mouth feel. Maturation: 12 Months in 58% new wood, 17% second fill and 25% third fill French barrels. Two rackings during wood maturation. Thereafter bottled without filtering or fining. Natural deposits may therefore be found in the bottle. Can be enjoyed now but is anticipated to reach its optimum in 2-5 years time.