A wood-aged wine, this is fully ripe and has aging potential. From old vines, the wine has a dense texture, concentrated black fruits and tannins that combine in a dark, brooding structure. This is a wine for long-term aging; the new wood and forward fruits both promise that. Keep for six 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.