A ripe wine, very Bordeaux in its dominant tannins and dry fruit skin character. It does show richness with an attractive smoky character to go with the firm structure. Drink now, but it could age 2–3 years.
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.