Deep ruby red with a tawny rim. An intense nose of balsamic wood and musk against a background of red berries and earthiness. In the mouth it is big, soft and easy to drink but at the same time increasingly tasty and full as the wine opens up. Later, notes of liquorice, spices and red fruit emerge. At the back of the mouth its finish is long and persistent.
Drink with red and white meat, roast lamb, pork, beef, game, poultry, stews, rice dishes, pulses, mushrooms and mature or blue cheese.
"Ruby-red. Deep, pungent aromas of cassis and cherry, with complicating notes of rose, licorice and pipe tobacco. Deeply pitched, powerful smoky dark fruit flavors are complicated by touches of musky herbs and floral pastilles. Chewy tannins add shape and grip to the very long, sappy, spice-accented finish, with the cherry note repeating. By all means give this some air if you plan on drinking it any time soon."
International Wine Cellar