The rich black plum and spice flavors come with some dense tannins, but it is the fruit that gives the intense, joyous concentration in this deliciously rich wine. It rolls around the mouth, filling it with sweet, ripe fruits, touched by wood and vivid acidity at the end.
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.