A complex nose with nutmeg, sweet spice, cedar, oak, black
truffles, earth, and a little barnyard. Also a very faint iodine
aroma, floral notes, woodsy scents and nutty
suggestions. Substantial body. Tart, with bright, concentrated,
red fruit flavors as well as dark, brambly fruit and
licorice. Lively acidity nicely complements a chewy, viscous
mouthfeel. Nuts, wet earth, spice, and herbal notes. Sinewy
tannins support an ample yet elegant structure. Good
balance. Lengthy finish. Still developing. Likely to drink well
through around 2019. Recommended for people who like their wines
full-flavored and robust.
Food pairing: Hearty tomato-based pasta dishes or game meats.