Exhibiting exceptional balance, this deeply concentrated wine opens with spicy cinnamon aromas accenting bright fruit, fresh plum and cedar tones. Black cherry, mocha and a touch of white chocolate all are evident on the palate with a savory bramble character lingering on the finish. Decant this wine to allow the subtle and complex flavors to fully express themselves, or allow it to mature gracefully in the cellar.
Braised meat dishes are a perfect accompaniment to the layers of flavors in this wine. Try it with braised lamb with sage or mint sauce. A hearty winter dish like beef tenderloin with root vegetables and a red wine reduction sauce would also work nicely.