Generous blackberry and dark cherry fruit characters mingle with undertones of licorice, mocha and cedary oak. The oak maturation has enhanced the spice and mocha characters of the wine while some open fermentation has helped enrich the fruitfulness and general complexity. Huge, almost stewed berry fruits, along with spice, black olives and oak assisted mocha characters fill the palate. The oak itself imparts good structure, without overpowering the wine and coupled with balanced acidity, firm tannins and a persistent finish, this wine drinks well now and will age for well over 10 years.
Pairs well with any red meat dish or white meat with rich sauce.