Ginger, freshly sawn wood, spice, and leather on the nose. Earthy, tannic, dark fruit flavors on the palate. A little distant at present but suggesting a more expansive future. Comparatively low in acid and with leathery tannins on the finish, but seductive plummy flavors develop with a little time in the glass, along with attractive hints of clove and peach.
Food pairing: Try it with lamb; game; sausages; grilled or barbecued meat; pungent stews; pepper steak; or dishes flavored with olives or pungent herbs