(2008 Vintage) Top notes of ripe plum, cranberry, bergamot and wood smoke. Cranberry and plum follow on the palate with cherry coming out with air. This is a wine that both deepens and broadens with airing. Primary aromatics are complimented by black tea, sage and leather, while in the mouth, dark berry and black tea develop. Texturally rich with fruit balanced by great acid and lively tannins. A wine to be enjoyed for all its precocious charm and as a celebration of life.