Immediately delicious with its licorice, black fruit and spice combo, this is a rich wine, hedonistic almost, soft in structure. There is no aging needed here, for with its softness and super-ripeness, this needs to be drunk—and with pleasure—over the next year.
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.