Nose: Asian spices accented by nutmeg, star
anise, sweet plums with a hint of earth.
Palate: Medium body with a velvety mouth feel.
The palate displays plums, white pepper, dark fruits and blueberries. A chewy but not tannic finish.
Food Pairings: Stuffed mushrooms with goat cheese, butternut squash risotto, wood-fired pizza with prosciutto, stir-fried Chinese noodles with roast pork.
"This may only be a medium-bodied red, but it crackles with the exciting flavors of the northern Rhône, marrying freshly cracked peppercorns with a hint of meatiness and bright blueberry fruit."
Let it breathe for ~ 30 minutes and what you get is exceptional fruit forward enjoyment. Buy a case!
Maybe I should've let it breath, per the other reviewer (should've read that first). Anyway, maybe I would try it that way. I didn't care for it.
Opens quickly decanted - medium bodied, pepper and plum flavors abound - has an earthy feel and chewy finish - great nose, taste and structure. Highly recommended!