Inside the lush exterior there is a solid, tannic character, very firm with dark raisins and prune flavors as well as black plums. This is a big wine for the vintage, both structured and ripe.
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.