Smoky, dense and solid, this is a structured wine that brings together plenty of ripe, juicy fruit and rich tannins. There is some tightness and minerality, but the generous nature of the wine is dominant. The finish just floats away into fresh black currants.
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.