We set out to explore the wine shop for some new favorites. An associate of the shop suggested Amaryllis based on some of our (already) favorite wines.
*Alcohol: 14.8% + Summer Afternoon.. whoa
Amaryllis color depth was dark which was my second clue that this was going to be a very bold red wine (for first clue see *.) The color was a deep garnet, almost brick red! First swirl and I was positive that we were in for a powerful taste as we were met with a strong cinnamon spice aroma.
With a bone dry, full body; Amaryllis contains a high level of tannins. The flavor delivered a powerful tart raspberry with a hint of black cherry. With such a long finish this is definitely a wine you will want to sip on.
If we have ever had a wine that deserved a giant steak, it would be this! We instead paired it with a girls day/ Sunday afternoon after a long weekend.
Conclusion: Amaryllis is a powerful cabernet sauvignon which deserves to be an evening wine!
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