Inky black in color, this is strong stuff. The wood aromas are overdone, but on the palate, the wine is rich, allowing the tarry black berry fruits and herbs to show through. Designed for aging; keep for 4–5 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.