As the weather begins to change and we reluctantly welcome the autumn leaves; this wine a great winter warmer in which you can console yourself. This is a big, warming wine. It's like a dark cherry and plum crumble in a glass. The palate is heavy and tannic - this could do with some more age to soften up a bit but in the meantime it still drinks well and delivers that warming effect. This is a good bottle and I will buy some more to carry me through the winter - there will be some warm nights ahead!