Shiny purple black. Chocolate and cocoa dust on the nose. Concentrated and intense in the palate with a deep savoury undercurrent, sweet oak, dried berries, sappy cedar, a touch of mint and a spicy brightness to the chocolatey finish. However this bottle seems a little unforgiving, like it would benefit from decanting. What some would call 'serious', it is a definite keeper. 5 stars and No. 5 in Cuisine.