A wonderful example of what can be achieved when Cabernet Franc has the opportunity fully to ripen-old vine fruit intensity prevails throughout. This is deeply coloured, a rich, ruby-cherry. The nose is again high-toned, consistent with the vintage - dark fruit and wood smoke, toasted oak and roasting coffee on the nose, with some herbal refreshment. The palate is rich and rounded, still gaining complexity from extended lees contact, complemented by pepper, wild herbs and crunchy minerals. The structure is firm and grippy, adding an attractive edgy quality and has a long, controlled finish.