For the vintage, this is a rich wine, which means it has concentration, solid fruit characters and hints of chocolate. It also has bright acidity that lifts the wine and gives it a lighter final character.
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.