A big, burly, rich wine, with the Tannat tannins only just tamed by the ripe black spicy fruit. It has a real weight to it, packed with solid, structured and aromatic fruits, a great powerhouse. It is worth aging for 2–3 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.