Closed on the palate at present, featuring big tannins. Somewhat paradoxically, it’s already rather spicily effusive on the nose, offering up dark fruit, cinnamon ball candy, leather, meat, peaches, cloves, cola, and nutmeg scents—a pleasure just to linger over. This wine will need time to open up. Likely to be more approachable by around 2017 and likely improve through around 2020 or beyond.
Food pairing: Lamb; game; sausages; grilled or barbecued meat; pungent stews; pepper steak; dishes flavored with olives or the more pungent herbs