Dark black olive in colour with blood red, slightly rusty hues.
Rich, ripe, dusty earthy and gamey. Ripe stewed black fruit aromas with wafts of aniseed, black pepper and peat.
Rich, ripe, generous, elegant soft and complex. The upfront fruit is of dried black and red currants. The mid palate is layered showing dark chocolate, Chinese five spice with hints of cloves and dried mixed herbs. The back palate is soft and long with juicy tannins and nutty subtle oak.
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
Drink now. (Decant 30 mins before consumption, remembering that this is a 15 year old wine and has thrown some sediment).
Lamb hot pot, Jugged hare, Freshly made pasta tossed in truffle oil with shaved pecorino, Hunter Belle Cheddarbelle.