Packed with superripe Merlot, this is rich and round. It has wood flavors and sweet, juicy black-plum fruits that are balanced by firm tannins. The finish shows some bitterness from over-extraction.
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.