Very deep red colour with a good tint of purple, quite youthful for its years. The bouquet is dominated at first sniff by coconutty (American?) oak. Cloves and peppercorns too. The wine is muscular, full-bodied and a little hollow in the centre, while the texture is very firm and a bit stern, with solid Clare Valley tannins. Oak is playing a major role. There's a lot of dark chocolate and mocha. It's a little tough, and needs the softening effect of protein-rich food. I would cellar this for several more years before starting to drink it.
Drink: 2022 to 2032