Held onto this for 6 months or so, but got impatient to try it. In fact, it probably didn’t have much long-term ageing potential (although a couple of years might allow secondary complexity to develop). Opaque ruby black core with a narrow ruby rim. Sharp, ‘focused’ blackcurrant nose, liberally coated in cocoa, toasty oak, vanilla hints and some smoke. Full-bodied, high-alcohol, high-glycerine wine. Notable tannin and ‘correct’ acidity (but not enough structure to suggest long-term potential). Focused blackcurrant flavour with a long cherry finish. Significant alcoholic warmth on the finish. 14+%?