Leather, volcanic rock, dark plum and chocolate immediately strike from the glass. Bordering this are traces of subtle savoury herbs, which will intensify in its later years. Once this pursuer hits the lips and bears its full weight with a barrage of fruit, its place in the world is claimed. Juicy blackcurrant flavours drive the wine through the full length of the palate, velvety cocoa-like tannins calm and relax the journey. It is here to stay.