Black in color, this is a big wine. It is also seriously ageworthy, with its spice and intense perfumed fruits. Tannins dominate at this stage, but the wine already shows great generosity, richness and considerable concentration. Keep the wine for at least four 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.