100% of this wine matured for 18 months in extra fine-grain French oak barrels, 34% of them first-use, 66% second- and third-use. Then the wine was aged in the bottle for 8 months.
Deep cherry red with violet hues. The nose reveals black fruit, such as blackberries, blueberries and black cherries, intermingled with notes of pepper and spices, as well as damp earth and even some mineral notes, like graphite. In the mouth, this wine has vibrant body and is very fresh and tense. It is smooth on entry, with firm, velvety tannins and fresh acidity, which makes for a long, persistent finish.
This wine has excellent potential for cellaring for 10 years. We recommend that this wine be decanted 30 minutes before serving. Best served at a temperature of between 16°C and 18°C. This wine is excellent with game, such as venison and boar, as well as pork and lamb.