A highly perfumed wine, with enticing aromas. The palate is tougher, unforgiving, the young structure there to support fresh and concentrated fruit. There is a definite wood element, but it is not overdone. For aging 3–4 years.
With its dry, tight texture, this is an austere wine. The fruit is full of piercing black currant acidity, structured with firm tannins. Smoky wood does give an extra dimension, but the wine needs several months more in bottle.