This 2010 VDL from the bouquet to the finish cries out for a long life. The wine is dark colored with ripe fruit aromas of plum, mushroom, mocha and forest floor. The mid-palate broadens the mouth feel with fleshy characters of grape skin and fresh herbs. The finish is wet slate, licorice and concentrated black currants. Truly balanced character from the front to the back palate with silky tannins that give an elegant final touch.