The 2017 SMG is a vibrant ruby red. A pronounced fragrance of bright cranberry and fresh red plum jumps out of the glass. Spicy and savoury aromas follow with pepper, allspice, and toasty notes weaving together elegantly. The palate is rich and juicy but not heavy, with ripe, textured tannins balanced by fresh acidity. Red fruit flavours combine with black cherry, liquorice, and savoury notes of cured meat to create good complexity. Medium-bodied with a refined, dry finish.