As usual, this wine shows up in dark, purple clothes.
A little restrained in the nose, but multifaceted: Smoky smell, dark and dry fruits, a hint of mint, a little oak, cinnamon, as well as the alluring aromas of freshly baked pastry. This wine needs a little time to open up, use a decanter if you’re impatient to taste it.
Straight on the palate, with lively acidity, medium-bodied and with tight, young but fine tannins that last until the end. The final is rather long, dominated by freshness, crispy tannins and sour cherries.
You may appreciate this wine already now, for example on roast pork and roast beef, or keep it for another 8 years.
Tasted in November 2012