Deep red in colour with crimson hues. A complex nose of oriental spice, earth and vanilla, intermingled with plum and blueberry fruits. Initially soft and plush on the palate, the wine dovetails into a complex array of flavours with leather, chicory and ripe black fruits most predominant. Finishes on a peppery note with firmly structured, velvety tannins. Drinking well now with cellaring potential to 2010.