Intense ruby-red, cherry heart and slight brick-red tinge at the edge. Expressive, well defined aged character but with reminders of the fruit. A base of very ripe red fruit cloaked in a fairly classical bouquet which gradually opens up more subtle nuances as the wine is aired. First hints of fine wood, then lots of spicy aromas and finally reminders of tobacco leaves and tea. Balanced on the palate, with body and liveliness, the tannins well tamed, providing sensations of noble strength, consistent, full mouth-feel, lively, well integrated acidity and wood, full of taste and suggestive mouth aromas in which the fine reminders of ripe fruit are more apparent, persistent, supple finish.