Despite its power, the wine presents a fine and rounded elegance. It has richness, impressive fruit and acidity integration and a dense texture. There is a mineral element as well which pushes right through the sweet fruits to add a firmer, more gritty edge. Age for 3–4 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.