Subtle spice and perfume aromas overlay the rich cherry and blackberry fruit. A lovely "Italianate" dryness permeates the palate - along with the ripe succulent black cherries and berry fruit vibrance. That dryness comes from sympathetic oak maturation but the tannins are well integrated, dry and fine, contributing to the overall texture and mouthfeel of the wine. A spice-tinged liquorice depth adds interest. Supple, balanced and a pleasing long aftertaste.