We purchased a few bottles of this wine several years ago, anticipating a short drinking window. The color is deep red garnet color with a flame-tipped rim, but the robe is nearly opaque. Aromatically it reads as slightly tawny, but those hints of age are obscured by its alcohol. The palate suggests raisin and tea, a wash of sweet red berries with a mid-palate hit of black currant. The finish is drying and black-fruited, snappy, like munching on blackberries with their seeds.
A wine of such concentration needs rich and savory foods: mushrooms, grilled meats, aged cheeses.
14.5% | About $34