"I always look forward to trying this label. The bouquet showed spicy cinnamon, blackberry, other spices and a touch of lifted alcohol. Smooth, dusty tannins, balanced acid and the deep, pure fruit combine to form a full-bodied, very-firm, solid wine with an agreeable complexity. The mouth is filled with spice, pepper, blackberry, and loads of liquorice flavour that finishes to plum. It needs time to come together and soften, but should be reasonably long-lived; rated as Highly Recommended with *** for value; drink from 2009.