This wine is deep garnet red in colour with wonderfully fragrant
ripe cherry and violet with spicy toast highlights and overlying
complex, rich plum notes. The palate is characterised by sweet ripe
cherry and plum fruit with spicy complexity and a generous mid
palate. Firm yet silky tannins balance the concentration of flavour
yielding to a smooth, chocolate finish.
Given this wine's peerless structure, it will continue to improve
for some number of years before reaching its full potential. Its fine
structure and intense concentration make it an ideal match for a
wide range of foods. It will match well with porcini or field mushroom
pasta or risotto. The richness also lends itself to rare venison, grilled
ostrich or a variety of slow-cooked game meat casseroles such as
rabbit or fowl with winter vegetables.