Smoky, meaty aromas lead into perfumed fruit flavors. The tannins are soft but dry; the fruit is very aromatic with a touch of violets and some rich, dark tannins underneath. The wine will age well—probably 5–10 years. —R.V.
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European Editor, Reviews wines from Portugal and France
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.