The initial impression is of raisins and dates, with underlying notes of blackberry jam and violets. Upon imbibing one experiences more date and blackcurrant with some piney notes. Full tannic astringency suggests the need for pairing with a food higher in fat.
Food Pairing Notes
The raisin, date and blackberry flavors will combine nicely with a nice Mac & Cheese starter or perhaps a grilled guacamole, tomato and garlic dip with tortilla chips. For the main, try Venison Medallions in Cumberland Sauce. Pan-seared lamb with rosemary, sage, and parsley will also work.