This wine is an interesting combination of the Ferox house style vis a vis vintage typicity. An obvious “Old World” influenced Ferox house style, blended in the incredibly warm 2020 vintage which typically develops more fruity and juicy wines. So: big and juicy, mixed with earthy and restrained! Very interesting… I love it. On the nose, I found the classic aromas of cherrywood provided by the Cab Franc, added in dark cherry, wild raspberry, licorice and vanilla. The palate is evolving nicely towards richness and density, backed by a stunning frame of acidity. The tannins have started to melt into the wine and the oak effect is not hijacking the profile. Everything is in perfect harmony. Flavours of red and dark cherry, blackberry, blueberry jam, soy glaze, mocha and a long lingering finish with cardamom and pepper are on full display from start to finish.