A deep ruby colour hints at the robust aroma and flavours in this complex marvel. With focused notes of black cherry, blackberry, prune and a waft of cedar on the nose, red fruits dominate the aromatic elements of this wine. The palate is consistent, with stone fruit again dominating intensely. A soft vanilla character with an obvious toastiness linger towards the finish which carries on quite long. A dry wine with strong acidity, typical of cool climate Merlot but robust ripeness and tannins emphasizing its ability to age.