The wine instantly reminiscent of an old school Chinato, but without the depth of herb ‘n’ spice expected from that, but has the sweetness, the perky-peaky edginess, a lift of pretty sour tang, good length, richness, dark fruits and minty-herbal-spice. Indeed, there’s so much going on here it’s almost hard to know where to sniff, look and sip. It came alive with food. Tannins lightly chisel, the finish trails with spice and fruit. You’d go it for being a fuller red but there’s so much freshness too. Ok, out of the box a bit, but delicious, captivating, stellar drinking.