A satisfyingly rich wine, with dusty tannins and a chunky, fruity structure. It has plenty of the typical black currant flavors of 2008, spiced with new wood. Ripe enough to drink now, but it will age.
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.