A beefy wine, solid and structured. The tannins are dense, very dry, packed with the juiciest of black fruits, and promising a year or two's aging. There is a hint of perfume from wood and sweet fruits. A great wine for rich meats.
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.