A very round wine that offers a luscious, lip-smacking experience of rich fruits, sweet berries and soft tannins. The wine certainly has power, but even as a Grande Reserva, is unlikely to age. At the end, it is showy, not complex.
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.