Dark crimson red with purple hues. Simultaneously delicate yet dense. The bright berry characters derived from whole bunch fermentation balance beautifully with the darker more brooding iodine and peat notes from traditional long duration skin contact. There is great poise on the palate, starting with dark fruit before moving through to more savoury notes, then finishing with well resolved tannins and nuances of new French and American oak. A very complex nose exhibiting sub-regional notes of chocolate and spices on the savoury spectrum, with bursts of plum, dark berry and bright whole bunch fermentation characters.