Big, rich and ripe, this is packed with intense black fruits and dark tannins, with the solid structure yielding a dense core. Its fruit is balanced by acidity, giving the wine essential lift. Age 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.