Tasting Notes

Deepish red colour with a purple tint. The bouquet is lifted and dark cherry-like, spicy vanillan oaky, and there's a heady hint of alcohol. Sweet lolly-fruit flavours, red cherry and dark cherry confectionery. The tannins are supple and plentiful, lingering through the warm, glowing aftertaste. It has a fair grip and is a little unready: it demands a little cellar time. It became increasingly impressive and delicious as it aired. Huon Hooke