Deep plum red with vibrant violet red rim. The nose reveals dark cherry, raspberry and pepper from the Shiraz components with a subtle lift of tobacco leafiness derived from the Cabernet Franc. There are also hints of oak spice derived from barrel fermentation. The entry is soft, fresh and enticing. In the mouth the flavours expand to a multi-layered complexity of dark cherry, red berries with a spicy, smoky element from oak maturation. The fleshiness of the mid palate is balanced by firm tannins and supporting acidity.