A powerfully rich wine that shows all the open, generous nature of 2009 reds. It is concentrated, dense, giving firm tannins as well as more fleshy, spicy character. There is wood, but more prominent is the blackberry fruit and superripe fruit tannins.
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.