Bright red berry fruits vie with blackberry, cassis and sweet spices on the nose. The mouth feel is ripe and round, with solid heft from 14.5% alcohol. The fruits are more black than red on the palate, along with black licorice, tobacco, tomato leaf, cocoa nibs and vanilla. Extremely complex. A true contemplation wine and intrinsically “Bhamdoun” in character. Decant and serve with lamb stew, Prime Rib au jus or steak shish-kebab.