Deep really dark ruby colour with a stunning nose of rich ripe blackberry, plum, dark cherry and a bit of tobacco. Flavours much the same but the oak aging is superb, plus a little toasted smoky taste. Ultra smooth with a touch of softness and really bold full body texture that’s close to perfect. Overall, beautifully balanced, not overly dry and a great mouth feel. I’ve had the previous year vintage recently, this one is better.
Each season has its pleasures and presents an opportunity to build health and enhance longevity. Enjoying sunshine and leisurely outdoor meals with family are great in summer. However intense heat and air pollution dry our throat, irritate eyes and aggravate feverish conditions and hot tempers. Rich eating and drinking provoke hangovers.