Very deep ruby paling and pinking to rim. Viscous.
Slightly dumb on the nose though it did open out slightly to give stewed plums and black berries with a traces of bitter, green oak.
Medium to full-bodied with quite high acidity and stewed tomato and plum fruit. Well balanced though, with grippy tannins and a decent, sour finish of fruit, tobacco and smoky oak.
Good now, but needs food. May well develop given a couple of years.