Medium dark red purple. Deep serious bouquet of all good earthy, spicy, toasty-nutty complexities. Drying tannin palate, very grippy, structural and drying. Not a lot of fruit though, or at least it lacks primary fruit now. That may just be the year. Full-bodied and rich, drying and tannic, moderate layering of complexity; a good wine, and really needs food.
Drink: 2011 to 2027