Cab/Merlot/Petit Verdot blend.
Heady aromas of ripe black fruit layered of fresh red and black berries, hints of cocoa, cedar, Christmas cake and fresh vanilla pods all beautifully intertwined punctuated by a hint of black olives and savoury meats. The palate explodes with the basket of fruit, spice and savoury notes. Tannins are velvety yet broad. The finish is full yet fresh. There is a salty savoury note as the wine finishes off on the palate.
Serve with smoked meats, venison pie, and beef fillet with a red wine sauce or an oxtail stew made in an Osso Bucco style. The wine also pairs well with hard cheeses.
To be enjoyed immediately after release but will improve with cellaring for up to 10 years from harvest.
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