Powerful and dense, this has a great balance between the ripe blackberry fruit and the dark, smoky concentrated structure. Along with its equilibrium comes crisp acidity, lending freshness to this solid, firm wine. Age for at least four 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.