Solid and concentrated, this wine initially is tight, showing minerality as well as rich fruit. The dark tannins then open to reveal sweetness, ripe strawberry jelly as well as soft acidity and licorice. A big wine that will evolve over the next several 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.