"It’s a burly red but it has its lighter notes. Indeed it almost tastes as though there’s some viognier in this; it has that floral lift, that extra brightness. It tastes essentially of blackberry and coffee, licorice and prune, though there’s a creaminess to the finish, a vanilla note. It works well all round." Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
VINEYARD REGION: Alpine Valleys
THE WINE: This wine displays a deep inky red colour. The nose shows intense spice, vanilla, raisins, fruitcake and blood plums. These complex aromas lead to a palate of intense spicy ripe plum characters with complex toasty oak. This wine is weighty and robust with harmonious tannins.
FOOD MATCHES: Try with beef cheeks and roasted parsnip.
PEAK DRINKING: Now-2039
WINE ANALYSIS: Alc/Vol 14.5% - PH 3.55 - TA 6.11