Extremely deep gold, amber colour with a slight pinky tinge. Ever so slightly stale on the nose, with cooked apple and dried meditterenean herbs. Yet the palate is thrilling and alive, with nutty tannins, lively citrus notes and all sorts of underbrush and bruised fruits. We’re properly in red wine territory here, in terms of the structure. Delicious, but a bit wearing on the palate due to the high alcohol – and I cna’t help wondering if it would have been more enjoyable a year or so ago.