You can almost sense the hand of the winemaker layering all the powerful fruit, leather, and wild mushrooms. The nose displays fragrant black cherry fruit with accents of vanilla and toffee. The mouth feel is bright and fresh at first and continues to a good mid palate with persistent cocoa-like tannins. The wine finishes strong with impressive length. Pair this powerful wine with traditional Northwest cuisine such as salmon, duck, lamb, other red meats and roasted vegetables.
While the Pierre Léon already exhibits great elegance, it will continue to develop over the next 2-3 years and age gracefully for the next 8 to 10 years.