Lean and taut tannins play with the sweet spice of this concentrated wine. It has a dry, dark core, edged with acidity, followed by fresh red-berry flavors. The final juiciness—even after five years—is considerable.
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.