Italian Piedmont Barolo
Medium-heavy with a luminous dark cherry colour, tannin dominates the flavours initially, with intense grip and robust dryness in the finish. High Acid, tannin and alcohol levels challenge the palate when the wine is young, but with age come rewards: wild ripe strawberries hot from the sun, a whiff of dark tar, the scent of roses and violets, and earthy, rich truffles. Burly, assertive 'chewy' wine.
If you are seeking intensity and complexity, there is nothing else like Barolo.