APPEARANCE: Very deep garnet red
AROMAS: Huge concentration of dark berry fruit with some oakiness and traces of sweet spice – nutmeg and cinnamon – and maybe coconut too
TASTE: Elegant blend of rich, ripe red and black fruit showing oak, vanilla and spicy notes. Full bodied; tannins have started to soften over time, so wine is approachable but needs food!
FOOD PAIRING: Great with roasted or grilled red meats, game, venison, chilli con carne, spicy sausages or strongly flavoured cheeses. Ideally open well in advance and/or decant
OVERALL: Potent, rich and concentrated with excellent ageing potential