This is rounded, with its ripe fruit dominating the new wood influence. It is dense and smoothly rich, with blackberry and bitter coffee flavors. Age for three to four 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.