Intensely ripe fruit gives this wine a rounded, mouthfilling character, packed with sweetness, dense black jam and rich tannins. Through it all comes a fresh acidity to sharpen the palate. The finish brings back some tannins and structure.
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.