Pretty dense and full on. Smoke, dried meats, plenty of flavour and character in the glass. I really enjoyed this. Try it with something savoury like mushrooms. It’ll settle down and mellow out over the next 7 years.
Lazio IGT – A region in central Italy near Rome. There is a long history of wine here and some ancient varieties. A wide range of styles and varieties are used to make a lot of wine.
Syrah/Shiraz – A bit of a chameleon, Shiraz can change how it looks depending on terroir and/or wine maker influence. The Syrah based wines of Northern Rhone are dry and austere, while the Shiraz of Barossa is rich and fleshy. A variety that lends itself to long aging but can be drunk at any time of its evolution.