Matured for 18 months in some new but predominately older French oak barriques. Superb colour displaying a saturated inky black core with a deep dark purple black hue. Pronounced ripe black cherry, blackberry and liquorice aromas jump out of the glass overlaying smoky vanillin cedar with blackpepper end notes. Rich, lusciously textured black fruit flavours of juicy black cherries, liquorice and blackberries decorate the palate with subtle smoky vanillin cedar infusions also present. Impressive length finishing peppery with a sturdy yet velvet like tannin stricture imparting a slight chewiness on the back palate. Long luscious black cherry, liquorice, smoky vanillin cedar and blackpepper aftertaste.