With its layers of wood and sweet fruit, this is both well textured and rich. It's balanced with acidity, giving the wine a tighter edge while also emphasizing the ripe fruit. Keep for a year, but this can also be consumed now.
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.