An impressive wine, balancing the dark, dense tannins and fruit with ease and style. Black plums fit well with sweet black figs and ripe acidity, sustained by just the right amount of wood. It is powerful, but not overpowering.
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.