Deep purple, paling slightly to rim. LEGS!
Intense, inky blackcurrant nose - still quite tight and not giving much away.
Medium bodied with intense, clean cassis fruit, warm acidity and ripe, firm tannins. Still very closed but lovely style and balance - this could easily pass as a decent Medoc.
Very much a food wine - it gives a lot of enjoyment now but would be much better cellared for another 5 or more years. [13.75 % abv - ouch!]