Sagrantino can be a ferocious beast as a youngster, sharp and snappy, but with undeniable charm and evocative fruit character. In youth we tend to see red and purple fruits, mixed spice, a herbal twist, ruled over by a mouth coating, gritty tannic structure. With time those tannins don't so much melt away as, settle, creating a rich, textured mouthfeel with a velvety, drying finish. Add to this the development of fruit character which now includes dried fig, tobacco and a whisper of leather in the mix. Understanding all of this, we have taken the responsibility of carefully cellaring The Cenosilicaphobic Cat 2013 to ensure that what you experience is a unique, exotic, nuanced wine that will pair wonderfully with rich, gamey dishes, duck, lamb, and roasted root vegetables. Ahhh, the rewards of patience.