When the bottle is first opened there is blueberry pie, rosemary and a big waft of peppermint. Let the glass stand if you can, then try again. Rich damson plums, and walnuts. And in the mouth there are subtle tannins, tarry and satisfying. For a wine of this depth and strength the acid is muted and very gently supports red and dark berry fruit, with a unique vanillin nuttiness on the finish.