A darkly tannic wine, with licorice and espresso coffee flavors as well as intense blackberry fruits. It is firm, the wood aging showing through strongly at this stage. Keep for 3–4 years so that the alcohol burn can blow off.
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.