Made from slightly dried Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, reminiscent of Amarone. Clear, very deep garnet. Nose worthy of Cyrano de Bergerac: black cherries nestled in pipe tobacco and sprinkled with vanilla. Full-bodied; packed with very ripe cherry and plum flavours. The epitome of balance, it holds the high alcohol level very well. May last another couple of years, but why wait? Lovely with lamb sausage flavoured with lemon and thyme and served with a hearty ratatouille.