Ten years of aging lends great maturity and authority to this impressive wine. The honey stays and toffee flavors arrive as the fruit disappears. This is all about richness and concentration, a syrupy smoothness and softness, but still sustained by some 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.