Note: This wine comes in a 375 mL bottle (half size).
Made from grapes off half-century-old vines, this wine shines a murky brick red color and exudes a bouquet of plum, leather, and cocoa. Nutty aromas and the essence of stewed fruit provide a raisiny nose. Overall, an elegant and balanced wine with focused spiced berry and ripe plum flavors.
Silver, Highly Recommended: 2010 World Wine Championships (7/19/2010)
Food Pairing Notes
Classic partners include roasted nuts and blue cheese. Also, any dish that includes bittersweet chocolate makes a great companion.
Because dessert wines like this are both fortified and sweet, opened bottles generally last longer than opened bottles of regular table wine – anywhere from two weeks to four months.