The aromas and flavours show complex intertwining of fruity and savoury elements. Berry fruits, such as raspberries and blackberries mingle with ripe, black cherries, purple peaches and plums. There is a supporting underlay of roast game, grilled bacon, mushrooms and the scent of a wood fired barbeque. There is depth and concentration in the mouth, but it avoids being ponderous and heavy, remaining light and lively. The ripe tannins gradually expand on the palate so that the wine swells and becomes velvety and mouth-filling. There is a spine of natural acidity which keeps it tight knit and muscular.
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