Long wood aging for 14 months has enhanced the delicious black fruits and spices of this broad, complex wine. The tannins are dense with dryness over the rich fruit. There's power, but good balance. Drink in 3/4 years.
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.