Very rich, almost soupy, this is an enjoyable wine, not hugely structured and therefore not likely to age long. But in 2–3 years, drink this for its plumy fruits, its dried fruit richness and its light tannins.
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.