To the eye : A beautiful deep colour with tawny hues (Merlot variety) and intense brown shades.On the nose : Very beautiful aromatic strength. An expressive bouquet with notes of black fruit, mild tobacco and fresh spices.On the palate : A full and structured attack, building on incredibly subtle tannins. A dense development, on a frame that is both full and rounded. A tasty finish with notes of liquorice. Food and wine pairings : To be enjoyed as an aperitif or with a meal of candied or spiced summer vegetables. A great match for charcuterie (regional sausages and hams), cured meats or even cheeses.