Almost black in color, this is a powerful expression of rich 2009. It feels sumptuous and rich, and the acidity provides good counterweight. There is structure from the wood aging that threads through the black fruits. Concentrated and dense, it should age over 5–6 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.