Deep red/garnet to red at rim. Alcoholic and soft with redcurrant fruit and a touch of mint - slightly confected. Full bodied and intensely sweet but fresh with good acidity, a hefty dod of oak, some aniseed, lots of alcohol and a long chocolate/bittter oak finish. Delicious now but still grippy - give it another 5 years and pretend it's good vintage Port.
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