Power and elegance personified. A heady nose of plum, blackberry, blueberry and baking spice. The palate is rich and unctuous, with the palate-coating richness balanced by full, but supple tannins and bracing acidity. A wine for the long haul, but eminently enjoyable now, the black fruits are joined by kirsch, earth and a savoury, almost meaty undertone. make no mistake though, the fruit here is lifted, the wine is not brooding or dense. Decant and serve alongside a medium-rare rib steak, or with thinly sliced carpaccio, drizzled with truffle oil.