Full and ripe, the wine's lush texture demonstrates the dominance of Merlot. It also has a dense, tannic character that pushes through the rich fruit, lending balance and aging potential. Keep this 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.