Great wafts of sweet fruit and ripe tannins show this wine well. Its fruit is balanced, the power behind it well judged alongside the fresh juicy black currant flavors and acidity. The texture is certainly dense, and the wine needs time. Give it 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.