Wood aging gives this wine a rich, smooth texture, its tannins finely integrated with the solid, foursquare berry fruits. There is an herbal touch and perfumed character, making this an elegant wine that is just coming to maturity.
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.