Only bigger French oak barrels are used, with about one third new and the rest 2nd and 3rd fill.
The wine has an opulent nose of juicy plums and sweet blackcurrants. Interlaced with this are hints of spicy cloves, nutmeg, black pepper and coriander seeds.
Well weighted oak brings its own spiciness, with plenty of svelte dark fruit and chocolatey richness. The wine has a full, viscous texture and a long finish.
De-boned leg of lamb, barbequed over a hot bed of coals or hearty, slow cooked rolled pork belly with root vegetables and herby roast tomatoes.