Violet in color. Aromas of white chocolate, violets, star anise and eucalyptus waft from the glass followed by more prominent blackberry fruit tones. There is a lovely spice bouquet from the oak, but it’s not too pronounced. Milled black pepper and stewed plums emerge on the palate with the chocolatey note coming back but this time in a dark version; there is a lovely pastis quality that appears and lingers in the background as well. The palate has a breadth but is gentle and glides in the air. It is textural and a hint of tannins without being too grippy.