Toasty oak, cherries, and cocoa rise up from the glass. Immediately appealing, with rich, round fruit, and layers of cola spice and chocolate on the palate, but has a good acid bite on the mid-palate and balancing tannins on an extended finish. Combines structure with a silky roundness. Young, yet drinkable even now. Will improve with time. Excellent value.
Food pairing: Duck; lamb; roasted chicken; earthy, mushroom-scented dishes