Hugely dense, with dusty firm tannins. This is a powerful statement, with its superripe fruit and mint and dark chocolate flavors. The black fruits are a part of the mix that shows as much dry structure as fruitiness. Age for another 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.