The color is deep red with a dense black center, and the nose gives tantalizing aromas of chocolate, black currants, with hints of nutmeg, cloves and star anise. It is a beautifully rich Cabernet with superb depth of seamless fruit. A supple wine, it is lively and inviting and finishes satisfyingly firm. A wonderful drop, indeed.
This wine is a superb accompaniment for beef, rich game dishes or a good cheddar cheese and will continue to age gracefully for another 5 years of careful cellaring.