Jammy & spicy. Cherry & plum.
Vikarus Blood Diamond non-vintage has a deep ruby colour.
On the nose it’s very jammy with sour cherry, plum, black pepper and an herbaceous touch, tarragon I’d say.
On the mouth it’s warm and a touch spicy. It’s very well balanced, it’s not too full body nor too light.
The finish is pleasant and medium long.
Note that the wines sampled here were provided to me for free, by the producer or a stockist of theirs.
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