Rich and smoky, this is developing into a deliciously ripe wine. The tannins are already in balance with the plum juice flavors of the fruit, giving sweetness as well as power. Dark, intense, but very accessible.
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.