Deep crimson colour – minty chocolate nose. Ripe plums with sweet and sour flavours. Baskets full of red and black berries, with subtle aromas of roasted bread and dark chocolate. Velvety mouth feel, with rounded tannins and a long lasting aftertaste. Maturation: 12 Months in 33.3% new wood, 33.3% second fill and 33.3% 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.