A rich wine, spiced with wood, tannins and sweet, ripe, black plums. The tannins give a granite, mineral edge of dryness, a core of strength in this impressive, structured wine. Wait another year for the black fruits to show through even more strongly.
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.