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Wine pairing Stratus Red 2014.
This signature Red is a bold expression of youth overlaying a wine of structure and finesse. Deep violet in colour, with aromatics of cassis, blackberry, tobacco, and warm cedar are followed by a complex and full palate. Grippy tannins become plusher as the wine opens. A core of black and red fruit is kept fresh and lively by a crunchy acidity, alluding to the particularly cool-climate character of the vintage. This is nicely rounded out with touches of cocoa, cedar and spice, making for a lengthy, intriguing finish.