Red/purple, pinking at rim.
Nose shows traces of cassis but is quite backward.
Medium to full bodied with ripe black fruit and earthy flavours. Ripe tannins, fresh acids and good balance over a long finish.
Needs food but quite enjoyable on its own.
[Fullness 3/5, Drinkability B - drink now or keep, 88/100]
Too powerful for the subtle flavours of the Grouse and the Venison (although it matched the rowan and mint jelly perfectly).
Unpleasant and metallic with the chocolate sauce of the Wood Pigeon.
Excellent with the Wild Rabbit - the fruit and the acidity of the wine blending in perfectly in a long, long, combined finish.
[Grouse 3, Venison 3, Wood Pigeon 4, Rabbit 1]
Wine Tasting: Wine with Game (WINE Magazine)