It’s a deep purple colour, with a little softening at the edges. It has strong legs and smells of cherries and spicy vanilla. It’s dry with balanced acidity and soft, ripe tannins.
It tastes warm with rich oaky spice, black cherries, blackcurrants and a little liquorice.
It lasts well in the mouth and works well with roasts, as well as on its own. At £10-12 it’s not an everyday wine, but good to share over a weekend evening.