Amber-coloured, with an aroma of old, damp leather, with tones of sawdust and a little smoke. Moderate sediment in the bottle.
Fresh, fruit flavour, becoming quite dry with a little tannin and a light, cheesy funk.
Characterful with moderate complexity. This really grew on me as the glass progressed. Really benefits from being just below room temperature, and not chilled. Would be a worthy accompaniment to a strong, hard cheese, such as an Isle of Mull Cheddar, an artisan Red Leicester, or a strong Lancashire.
Reviewed on 14 Jan 2019