This wood-aged wine has a ripe fruitiness about it. The tannins give some structure while not taking away from the generous blackberry fruits. It's rich and warm, just hinting at pepper on the finish. Drink 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.