Strong notes of coconut and vanilla are immediately evident on the nose. The nose reflects the use of new French and American oak barriques that were necessary to support the sheer weight of this wine's fruit. Deep and thick fruit dominates a richly textured palate with a concentration of flavors of blackcurrant and raspberries hidden within a blend of toffee and coffee. This very complex wine has a warmth, is full bodied and finishes quite firm. A wonderful wine to enjoy with a garlic, ginger, and beef stir fry served on a bed of jasmine rice in fresh lettuce cups.