A finely structured wine, this has a rich, juicy black-currant flavor and a solid, tannic core. It has weight and a dark, firm presence, and a smooth herbal character that highlights the wood aging. This should age for five years or more.
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.