A wood-aged, complex wine, this is ripe, richly soft and full in the mouth. Great swathes of ripe plum and tannins give it density and a dusty, solid texture. From a good year, this is a delicious and ageworthy wine.
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.