Aged for nine months in two year old French oak and then for four months in two year old American oak barrels. It comes in at 13.5% alcohol. Rather powerful on opening, it has some notable tannic pop on the finish. There is a nose-wrinkling hint of funk and the Cabernet flavour profile is not exactly the most classic...It is more along the lines of a rustic, country red. It will do a lot better as a food wine than as a standalone sipper.