An elegant style, the ripe fruit restrained and kept in check by the dry tannins and acidity. The flavors start lightly, but then the wine gives a fine intensity and concentration as it opens up. The berry flavors are balanced by the dried fruits, with a new wood layer coming through to finish. Worth aging for 2–3 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.