This wine's cherry red color reveals its youth and fruitiness. Its aspect is clean and appears to be glyceric. The wine's intense bouquet reveals the best dark fruit marked by impeccable wood aromas. Hints of fallen leaves and certain spices such as vanilla. Starts off smoothly upon entry into the mouth to later become lush with abundant ripe tannins and an excellent balance between its acidity and alcohol content. Flavors from the barrel do not overwhelm the fruit. Refined, long-lasting and elegant retronasal effect.
Its fruity richness and abundant tannins suggest that it is best drunk accompanied by the best roasts, farmyard poultry, veal stews as well as semi-cured cow's and goat's cheese.
"Exotically perfumed aroma of red berries, cherry, spicecake and sandalwood becomes richer with air, picking up plum compote and bitter chocolate qualities that carry onto the palate. A rich, fleshy style that betrays no rough edges, as the fruit sucks up the tannins. This has the depth to age but there's plenty of complexity already. Serve it with a peppery, grilled piece of lamb. "
International Wine Cellar
Big & Bold
Beef > Herbs, Lamb, Chicken > Mushroom
Had this recently at a Spanish restaurant. Very nice and complex nose, tight initially, but opened up after a half-hour to a more refined bolder tasting wine with initial berries on the palate with a hint of chocolate which grew over time. I would have this wine again.