The nose has good lift offering up black currant and blackberry fruit with a touch of the varietal's leafiness and a light mint element. Concentrated, yet quite lively in the palate with an abundance of ripe black fruits, there's noted vibrancy from a nice undercurrent of acidity, while riper tannins add just the right amount of tension on the backend. Supple textured and bright with impressive fruit intensity and freshness on its medium fuller frame, this has good length on its fruit driven finish. Working this for three days the wine gained more flesh and mid palate breadth without losing any vibrancy and freshness. This is impressive and represents excellent value.