This is a dark, powerful wine, extracted from slowly and fully ripened fruit. On the nose the wine offers copious dark berry fruit, with nicely integrated, lightly toasted oak aromas, and hints of vanilla. In the background there are hints of pepper and spice, which elevate and balance the aromas of this wine. On the palate, the wine is big and well-extracted. It bursts on to the palate with a deeply layered texture and medium grain tannins that, followed by a lush midpalate on long lingering finish.