96 POINTS: Dark purple and ruby core through to the rim where it turns pink. Very youthful and fruity bouquet with aromas of blackberry and marmite, Doris plum jam and an abundance of wood smells – cloves, vanilla and other baking spices. Firm, dry, bold and concentrated on the palate with loads of dark berry flavours, plums and dark cherry. No mistaking the impact of oak, tannins and acidity. A wine that needs a lot more cellar time to integrate and meld. Lovely lengthy and promising finish, complex and delicious. Best from 2024 through 2034.