Aromas of blackberry, blueberry, baking spice and a touch of menthol on the nose. The palate is silky and refined, but quite full. Flavours of blackberry, cassis, blueberry, mocha and pipe tobacco lead to a long, fruit-driven finish. The oak is prevalent but not overwhelming. The wine is balanced equally by tannins and acids, with real structure. A great partner to Prime Rib, grilled lamb or a hearty root vegetable stew.