Old vines on terraced vineyards give this concentrated, tannic, fruit-laden wine immense power. Spice, blackberries and black plums are combined with wood aging, yielding a wine that could benefit from long-term aging. Give it 5–6 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.