Immediately you notice the lovely oxidized red tint. The small edge of aging is also caused by the variety of the grape itself: Nebbiolo.
The wine is clear, is brilliant and has light fast rolling tears. In the beginning, the wine is quite closed with light tertiary scents like sous bois. After swirling, the complexity rises and we recognize vanilla aromas, chocolate, tobacco, sous bois, leather and nuts.
On the palate, the wine has a soft and elegant flavor, supported by acidity and fine ripe tannins. The wine is nicely balanced, round though not plump.
This could be paired with a stew of game (deer, boar), roasted meat with winter vegetables and dauphin gratin potatoes with a truffle sauce.