The wine is Dark purple colour
The nose is distinctly blackberry with a hint of spice and green pepper.
On the palate this is a medium bodied wine there is a fruity cherry taste with a strong spicy taste and a hint of Oak. The finish was distinctly tannic with a perceptible alcoholic finish on the palate.
Pairings that were suggested by the Vineyard were Mutton dishes and Biryan, So I tried this with some good old fashioned Hyderabadi Mutton Biryani and it was definitely a good match.
I remember reading somewhere that Stephen Spurrier rated this particular wine as “ the best new world red wine”...but that was in 2005 and Indian wine is notoriously inconsistent. It is still one of the best Indian Reds available in the market. It retails for Rs. 750