This is a juicy black-currant flavored wine that's ripe in tannin and in fruitiness. It has a hint of bitter extraction and an edge of dark wood aging, which need to soften and become round, so age it for at least five 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.