Grape Variety: 40% Nero d’Avoia, 30% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Category: Red wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintages
Format: 750 mL
Alcohol: 14.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Deep dark ruby in colour with a medium+ intense nose.
Burly & powerful, a meal on its own
Positives: This wine features cedar, Christmas cake, dried herbs, blackberry, licorice, mulberry, dark cherry, tar, espresso, leather, arugula, white pepper, spinach & leather. Full body with medium+ tannins, good acidity, a long length & the alcohol is well integrated considering its 14.5%.
Drink now or over the next 5 years on its own or pair it with T-Bone steak.
Tasted: 15 January 2014
Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 8.5+/10 Total: 17.5/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5+