With a little extra bottle age, this wine shows great charm and style. The dense fruits are finely restrained, but have all the solidity of a juicy Malbec, spiced with the driest tannin and a core of powerful minerality. For further aging, 3–4 years.
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.