Full-bodied, round and robust with hints of wild berries and spice. The tannins are noble and the finish is velvety and satisfying. Roasted or grilled red meats, game, aged cheeses, dishes with rosemary and garlic or mushrooms.
93 Points (Exceptional), Gold, 2010 World Wine Championships:
"Deep garnet black color. Interesting aromas of wild strawberry compote, prune, licorice gum, and buttered spice cake with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a spicy toffee, cherry skin, incense, and earth finish. A complex beguiling wine; aerate well and serve with boar." (12/02/2010)