At first look, this wine has a dark, ruby red colour similar to a garnet gemstone. It’s opaque at the centre and slightly see-through at the edge of the glass. The nose is spicy with some stand-out notes of cinnamon, plum, and tanned leather. The taste starts out sweet with a blend of chocolate, plums, and other mature fruits. This develops into a slightly spicy finish with hints of aged oak. Tannins are definitely present in this wine, but they are balanced and well-integrated so that it’s a pleasing addition to the flavour of the wine.