This wine presents ripe cherry fruit, exotic oriental spices, cocoa, liquorice and floral aromas.
Powerful yet graceful and elegant on the palate, showing lovely harmony between its rich fruit, its tannic and acidic structure, its alcohol and its slightly viscous mouth feel.
The grapes are dried for 4 months before fermentation begins, giving the wine exceptional concentration and depth.
*90 Points Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas of French oak, coconut, blackcurrant, exotic spice and a whiff of grilled bell pepper lead the nose. The firm palate offers cassis, licorice, espresso and chewing tobacco alongside fine-grained tannins."
*89 Points Wine Enthusiast
*94 Points Gilbert and Gaillard: "Fairly deep, beautiful ruby. Pleasant tones of charred oak on the nose pair with ultra ripe fruit. Remarkably balanced, soft palate. Aroma is impeccably emphasised and shows real persistency."
*91 Points Wine Enthusiast
RECOMMENDED PAIRINGS: this is a meditation wine, a wine to converse over.
That said, it can be paired successfully with very aromatic meat dishes.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16-18°C
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 16%
WINE STORAGE: Between 12 and 16 °C, away from direct sources of light, avoiding excessively dry conditions.