Dark and weighty, this is a dense wine, very firm in its tannins as well as bringing out rich blackberry fruits. The wood shows through strongly, while there is a pepper edge from the high alcohol.
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.