Nose - clean, developing aromatics with pronounced intensity. Intense notes of ripe black cherry, some blackcurrant, dried fruits and just a hint of liquorice and some oaky sweet spice.
Palate - dry, medium acidity, big, slightly dusty medium plus tannins, full body and high alcohol. Medium plus flavour intensity of jammy black and red fruits, dried fruit notes of fig and sultana, some sweet tobacco, cinnamon and traces of pungent liquorice notes. Medium length.
Conclusions (15/20) - Good quality wine, not that fresh but intense and powerful. Muscular structure and lots of fruit with ripe character and sweet spice. Will mellow with some time in bottle, but some extra acid would help this task. Heady alcohol, slightly unbalanced.