This hugely ripe Merlot has created a monster of a wine, heavily laden with bitter coffee extraction as well as very ripe black plum fruits. Big and concentrated, this is a wine to be enjoyed for its profusion and excess.
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.