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.