Concentrated black currant jelly aromas lead on the powerful nose. The tannins are concentrated although the intensely perfumed character of the fruit is likely to be delicious. Acidity at the end balances this over-the-top wine.
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.