There is a considerable element of wood aging with this wine, giving a brilliant polish to the fruit. While the wine does have some concentration, the fruit is just as important, showing dried berries and damsons along with spice.
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.