The vintage offers a wine of deep concentration and plush velvety texture. The nose begins with the scents of nutmeg, followed by cascades of red cherry, currant, and black raspberry. As the wine opens it reveals the layered aromas of a blackberry cordial, cedar, chocolate and brown sugar, with hints of black tea and bay laurel. Full bodied and rich, the wine has a supple mouth coating texture and abundant soft tannins. The finish entwines flavors of red currants, sour cherry, blueberry jam and boysenberries with cinnamon and cocoa powder. Delicious with decanting now, it will develop a decade or more in the cellar.