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Steve (90): A complex elegant powerful red with the 14% alcohol well tamed by acidity and fine mature tannin. It is opaque with lifted aromas of cassis and black cherry fruit with earthy smoke, resin, basil and menthol notes. It is full bodied and intensely flavoured with juicy lemony acidity giving freshness. Still very youthful it will gain in complexity and integration with a few more years of bottle age. To best enjoy now decant for a few hours but better to leave in the cellar for at least a couple of years. Best 2015 to 2030. Tasted October 2014.