A dense, solid wine that's packed with ripe fruit, concentrated tannins and layers of spice, acidity and toast. This is a classic St.-Estèphe style, firm when young and likely to develop slowly and satisfyingly. Give this wine at least six 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.