A deep garnet hue makes this wine look older than it is. In fact, it’s youthful, and even a little brash. Metallic scents, cherries, and something gamey dominate the nose, but there are suggestions of citrus, passion fruit, and roses, too. Light in body at first, but quickly develops a little more weight, supported by a nice core of cherry-dominated fruit and prominent tannins that linger on the finish. Approachable now, but will need time to show at its best. Likely to improve in bottle through around 2018–2019.
Food pairing: Pigeon, game hen, duck, other game or fowl, lamb