The 2013 Proprietors Blend is a towering Bordeaux style with a dash of Shiraz. It has a pitch black core with a deeply rich hue, leading to a nose that dazzles with vanilla, blackberry, liquorice and cherry. Whiffs of wild flowers and a touch of cedar spice add refined depth and complexity, all coated by incredibly fine, chalky tannins. Slightly backward and brooding in its youth, there is an aristocratic feel to its long, silky and powerful finish. Well enjoyed over the next decade.