Nose: Clean. Pronounced aging notes of toast, truffle, white chocolate and spices (clove, pepper).
Palate: Dry. Full-bodied. Expansive, mouth-filling yet lively on the palate. Mature tannins promise a bright future and excellent aging potential.
Vinification: The grapes are typically de-stemmed, a light pressing and then maturation in medium-toasted new French oak for around 18 months or so (in the past new American oak was also used). Production is limited to only the best vintage years.
Recommended Food Pairing: Roasted meat, game, and venison.