The Tryst red has been a unique (even eclectic) blend since first produced in 2001. In bringing together Adelaide Hills Cabernet sauvignon, Zinfandel and Tempranillo, Nepenthe is certainly not following any traditional blending rules.
The firm, densely colored and age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon is softened and lifted by the Zinfandel; while Tempranillo provides a backbone of savory tannins and flesh that ensures that the Tryst is a great food wine. It's fragrant and approachable now, but will go the distance, gaining complexity with time. Drink now, but will age up to five years.
Serve with rack of lamb, roast fillet of beef and pasta.