A finely perfumed wine, but one with a tight initial structure. Ripe wild strawberries and mulberries appear with dry tannins and spice from wood. The finish underlines that this is a wine for aging, with its structure and firmness. Keep for 4–5 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.