Blended with 10% Syrah, this is a very strongly-flavored wine, almost like a liqueur of raspberries and cherries. The official alcohol level is 14.4% abv, but it tastes hotter and headier than that, and there also are some superripe notes of shriveled currants. Intense and complex, it calls for particular pairing. Game comes to mind. So does a wild mushroom risotto with pieces of smoked duck.