This bears a ripe, fruity character as well as enormous structure and power. It offers a black plum flavor, a dense texture and concentration. The firm, dry tannins and the hint of wood aging promise that this has a long future.
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.