From a parcel of Merlot at Château Lezongars, this is a burly, ripe wine; full and packed with solid fruits and dry tannins. The weight of the fruit should sustain and help soften the dryness. It certainly has the richness.
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.