Power and spice epitomize this wine, a firm, solid structure that keeps complexity and elegance as part of the package, and that will reward long aging. It may be big, but it keeps a sense of proportion, with dark fruits balanced with fresh acidity.
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.