Distant at first, but offering scents of cinnamon, leather, musk, and veiled fruit. Delicate tannins and light acidity give this wine a soft, round feeling, but it has balance and enough structure to suggest it will open up with time. Already showing attractive dark fruit on the palate, but this wine is young and will need cellaring to show at its best. Hold until around 2018.
Food pairing: Duck; roasted chicken dishes; rabbit, venison, or other game; lamb; mushroom or lentil dishes