Plums and spice greet the nose from this lively and distinctive wine. More primary red fruits abound on the palate, which is light to medium-bodied and carries beautifully supple tannins. A gentle touch of nutmeg spice and white pepper, with some vanilla oak, complete the picture and stay for a lingering finish.
Try this versatile wine on the weekend with a classic slow-cooked retro dish such as coq au vin or beef bourguignon. If a more speedy meal is in order then fire up the grill for a seared tuna steak or Portobello mushrooms topped with melting cambozola cheese and fresh thyme.