N: Dark berries, black and white pepper, hints of leather and spice, coffee and chocolate, even a little mushroom. Plenty of oak too, but not invasive to the other bouquet attributes.
P: Dusty tannins followed by black berry fruits, chocolate, coffee bean and vanillin. An integrating wine that is well made and offers solid drinking enjoyment now and through 2013 - quite possibly beyond. Dry finish, medium to medium+ complexity and length. Medium to medium+ body.
A wine that will please many who try it.