From the winemaker:
Brilliant ruby hue. The nose suggests cassis, cherry, cedar and wet gravel.
The palate is well-structured with good acid, firm but fine tannins and nice weight on the mid-palate. The flavours really come through on the lengthy finish with cassis, black licorice, kirsch, mint and cedar dominating.
This is a sophisticated, classy and restrained style of Cabernet Sauvignon that will reward mid-term cellaring. Lean and focused but with enough flesh on its bones to keep it from being hard or thin . Some time in bottle will help it fatten up a bit and round out the edges.