Fruity, full bodied and interesting enough to be considered good value.
More than anything else, this wine is fruity - I got blackcurrants and blackberries. Much to my satisfaction, however, I found other interesting notes. Earthy? Yes probably. Smoky? Maybe, but I was hoping for more. I, in fact, thought there was more than a hint of something green and herbaceous - blackcurrant leaf, maybe mint. I think this "green" quality makes it a good flavour match for spicy food, giving it a little lift. The full body, intensity and soft tannins will allow it to stand up to a good lamb curry without emphasising the chilli heat too much. If you are someone who eats a lot of spicy food and drinks a lot of red wine, this is a good everyday wine to have with your lamb rogan josh on a friday night.