Deeply perfumed with citrus, roses, pie spices (nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon), subtle mineral notes, leather, earth, musk, and dusky black tea scents. A hedonistic pleasure even before the first sip, but equally pleasurable to drink. Will need time to fully reveal its depths, but approachable already, offering spice and earthy flavors over layers of intense red fruit. The long finish, marked by delicate, black tea-like tannins, is especially attractive. Likely to blossom with time in bottle. The kind of wine ideally purchased by the case to savor gradually over the course of its development.
Food pairing: Venison; duck; pigeon; other game or fowl; terrine; grilled eggplant