Appearance - clear and bright with a medium plus intensity ruby colour. No distinct rim and clear visible tears.
Nose - Clean, youthful, medium plus intensity aromas of ripe black fruits, like blueberry, black cherry, some meaty notes, a slight touch of leather, dark plum, some fig and pungent liquorice notes.
Palate - dry, medium acidity, medium plus tannin level, robust but ripe and well integrated, medium plus alcohol and a full body. Medium plus flavour intensity exhibits all the nose notes adding some anise hints to the ensemble.
Conclusions (17,5/20) - Very good quality, showing clear sense of place, sharp flavoured with ripe concentrated flavours balanced by the floral and the pungent liquorice and anise notes. Very muscular and intense. Excellent length keeps you coming back for more! Pleasurable to drink now but will keep developing nicely for the next 5 years.