Bright, red-toned in the glass.
The nose is very attractive, quite rich and opulent in style, macerated black cherries, cassis and violet, nicely defined and gaining intensity in the glass.
The palate is smooth with ripe blackberry and boysenberry fruit. There is a little graininess to the texture and a pleasant salinity, leaving a marine-influenced residue in the mouth towards the finish.
17 months in French oak barrels, 30% new.
Pair with black pepper steak, roast pork, filet mignon, beef brisket, venison, roasted potatoes, white cheddar or provolone cheese.
READINESS FOR DRINKING
Drink superbly in 2020-2021 or keep until 2029.