The opening impression is of leather, cloves and mint, with some brambleberry and black currant and a subtle spiciness. In the mouth there are notes of currants, mint, cocoa, with a touch of green peppercorns and some prunes. This blend unites varieties from three countries – USA (Norton), France (Petit Verdot, Fer Servadou, Tannat), and Portugal (Tinta Cão) in a blend guaranteed not to be found anywhere else.
Food Pairing Notes
A nice salad as a starter would be great: kale with cranberries, apples and crumbly goat cheese dressed in a honey-mustard or raspberry vinaigrette. Delicious! Follow this with a rack of BBQ’d beef ribs. Maybe a selection of cheeses comes next - creamy brie, Roquefort and chèvre. For dessert, a chocolate raspberry torte or Black Forest Cake.