This is a bold wine with nice balance. The aromas are very intriguing. I find mixed dark berry fruits, a little smokiness, and a light peaty aroma. The dark fruit nose frames pleasantly with hints of creamy chocolate. This is a component that we have found in some of our past Corley Proprietary Red Wines having a little age behind them. I find it appealing to have this element displaying itself early on with this vintage. The wine has a bold attack on the palate. It is full bodied with medium-grip tannins and an expansive mid-palate. The finish is full and lingering and in its youth will display some of the aforementioned tannins, which will naturally soften with time.
Food Pairing Notes
Spicy Red Sauce Dishes, Lamb, Burgers, Brisket, Spicy Seafood, Grilled Meats