This is a dense, beautifully structured wine, full of black fruits, layered wood and dry tannins. It is full in the mouth, the toast character balancing well with the powerful ripe fruit.
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.