Aroma: subtle, but complex: notes of cherry, strawberry, raspberry, pomegranate, graphite, orange peel, cocoa, & dried nettle
Palate: sweet & savory on the mid-palate, including chocolate, malted-milk candy, & smoked meats
Finish: moderate acid accented with mineral notes & crushed rock
Aging potential: it will retain its primary fruit profile through the first 5 years; at 6-12 years, the wine will mute its aromatics, but the structure & finish shouldcontinued to develop.
Pairing Recommendation: 5 Yr Gouda XO | Cow’s Milk (Holland) *perfect balance of sweet & salty with butterscotch on the finish