Deep garnet with narrow rim. Early maturity in colour. Fruit-led but maturing aromas: red and blackcurrants, plus dried cherries, with distinct hints of cigar and tobacco leaf from the Cab Franc. Creamy melting-chocolate / milk chocolate notes too… from the Merlot? Soft, ripe tannins, integrated into smooth mouthfeel and full-bodied flavour. Plummy (Merlot) flavours, with good length, expressing some toasty, “warm” oak notes. Very enjoyable, easy-drinking-yet-complex, satisfying wine! Very good!