The nose impresses with primary characters of violet, allspice, clove, cinnamon, anise and black olive. Notes of cigar box and leather brood in the background.
The palate enters with a impressive array of dark fruits – particularly blackberry and black currant.
This is indeed “some serious stuff” with intensity of fruit matched by rich ripe tannins. Dusted cacao and roasted almonds linger, reinforcing the dry finish.
Lamb shank on a bed of lentil stew.
Mushroom soup with well-buttered piece of toasted sourdough bread.