This is a powerful, concentrated, burly wine that has great swathes of black fruit over firm tannins. It's a solid, foursquare selection, packed with structure and very ageworthy. Give this impressive wine at least five 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.