#99 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012
Warm, rich, and mouthfilling, with excellent
palate weight. Generous flavors of ripe
blackberries, cherries, and plums overlay a firm
but silky smooth tannin structure, with earthy,
cigar box and subtle toasty oak characters
providing complex secondary flavors. The finish,
long and persistent, is enhanced by appealing
hints of spice.
Pair with New Zealand lamb rump with herb and lemon zest crust, sweet potato, and wilted spinach.