Coffee, developed fruit and spice nose, drying fruit with good blackcurrant and coffee flavours. Fruit is starting to fade but is has good mid palate although the finish is a little short and has a hint of alcoholic hotness. Unlikely to improve but may hold for a few more years.
Decanted for approx one hour prior to drinking. Good balance and complexity, with fabulous mid-palate. Tannins are starting to fade. Strong blackcurrant overtones with obvious dusty notes and fading pepper on the finish. Should continue to drink well for next 2-3 years, but unlikely I think to improve on where it is now. Partnered with slow roast lamb.
Dark crimson red and cola color, strong alcohol with a hint of aniseed on the nose, benefits from decanting, palate is fruit forward with a bit of chocolate and cocoa. Decent finish with some pepper. Good value, holding up well.
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