Aromas of sweet raisins and a rich concentrated palate make this an immediately attractive wine. The dusty, ripe tannins and flavors of black fruit, chocolate and wood show its time in French and American oak. —R.V.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.