Muscular, silky, restraint.
Bacon fat dripping on charcoal briquettes, toasted brown spices and tobacco, rainforest floor, and a muddle of dried violets and wild red berries best describes the nose on this wine. It is a more muscular style yet has a silky entry -- then dry powdery tannins kick in mid-palate and cling through the finish. There is a lot of restraint and compression on the palate still; the tannins still hold great influence.
I would recommend decanting now, or holding this wine for a few years more.
Pair: Grilled wild salmon, roast beef, slow cooked beef brisket or a caramelized onion and wild mushroom pizza.
The new label on this wine is not depicted in the attached photo.
Eat your Root Veggies, Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers, White Meat Chicken/Pork, First Date
©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2017-08-29 14:29:52.0