Powerful flavors show strongly through the youthful spice and fruit. This is a rich wine, concentrated with a dry side that contrasts with the tropical ripe fruits. It needs aging, so don't drink before 2017.
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.