It has the violets and tapenade characters of something almost European but a breadth and volume that’s solidly Australian. New oak doesn’t really impact the aromas but does add a lick of sweetness to the palate and a glossiness to the texture. Seamless and polished, this is dry and powerful but also fragrant and lifted in its fruit profile. Lots of potential for a couple of decades here. Very impressive and very grown up. It becomes meatier and spicier in the glass and the tannins have a tightly-grained and saline quality.