This is a solid effort, impressively powerful, the tannins and extract just right for the fruit. The flavors are juicy, but the backbone is right there, the aftertaste dark and dense. Certainly likely to age.
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.