Still showing its wood aging, the wine is rich with spice and blackberry fruit. It is structured and with swathes of juicy fruitiness. The acidity at the end gives this wine its final lift.
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.