Chocolate, pepper, espresso.
A nose dominated by toasted oak, dried herbs, leather, peppery spices, dark roasted coffee beans and bittersweet chocolate wrapped tightly around a core of black fruit. The palate leads with sweet blackberries and plum but is similarly dominated by oak. A wine, which needs the dense protein of beef or hard cheeses to soften some of the firm but ripe tannic structure.
Smoked plums, blackberries, dark chocolate and espresso, dried herbs, smoked bell peppers and spice rub. The palate is similarly spiced, meaty and savoury. It has very good structure and balanced acidity to keep it from being brooding. Supple texture and good length. A wine for meat or hard cheeses.
Pairs great with Gone Crackers Parmesan & Rosemary
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Cheese - Hard/Aged, GONE CRACKERS
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Wine Scores reviewed - 2015-03-13 20:33:26.0