(2012) Such a deep colour here, brown on the rim but ruby at the core. The depth of sensuous, blood streaked meat, coffee and gamy notes. There is the peppercorn and herbal note too, some olive, in a hugely complex profile. The palate too is sensational, the medium bodied finesse of the savoury, still tight black fruit woven with smoke, sweet, suede-like tannins, and decisive acidity. This wine shimmers with life and vitality, the orangy tang of the acids and creamy ripeness of the fruit still there, even amongst the developed nuances of game and coffee. Fabulous, and extraordinarily long.