A very structured wine, its firm tannins sitting over the potential of rich blackberry fruits. It does need a year or two for the elements to come together. Spice from wood gives added interest, while the wine finishes with serious acidity.
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.