Wood laden, this is a spice- and fruit-flavored wine. It's complex, dense and packed with dusty tannins. Still young, although already finely balanced, its structure is powerful and the wine is dark, full and rich. Age for 2–3 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.