This is a big, ripe, fruity wine, with some serious tannins that support the smooth mint and black currant flavors. It has weight, with the wood aging shining through. There is attractive acidity on the close.
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.