Perfect bright mid density color with purple tints just adding to the appeal. The use of large format oak and very little new (all French) has allowed the red spice Hunter Shiraz fruit to shine, maybe red pastille in character? Initial palate is very supple and complete; there are no 'edges' to the palate giving a lovely flow from start to finish. The importance of acidity can never be underestimated as this underpins the structure. It is a juicy acidity and in complete harmony with the ripe tannin and perfectly balanced oak.