Deep black garnet in colour, this Cabernet Sauvignon meets the nose with aromas of blackcurrant and hints of cedar, dried herbs, Serrano ham and tobacco. The assertive entry displays blackberries and plums with undertones of cola and black tea. Firmly structured and velvety through the mid-palate, it finishes with gripping tannins that suggest a wine of great age ability. A mild winter with minimal frost was followed by warm, consistwnt temperatures in spring that set a healthy, uniform crop. A long, moderate growing season followed, allowing fruit to ripen slowly and fully. Rains in mid-March necessitated the delay of harveest to give the vines time to shed the excess moisture and reconcentrate flavours in the berries.