Medium deep true red, youthful colour, even at 7 years. Dark slate, salted licorice nose with fresh forest floor, cured meat and some wild herbs. Deep, dark berry fruit with great density lurks beneath, Beguiling, complex and lifted with a balsamic aspect. Very full palate with richness of fruit cut by the firm, but yielding tannins. Really starting to open up after many years behind closed doors. Long finish with dark fruit aspect lingering right to the end. Ideal with venison, mushroom risotto or beef short ribs.