This is a warm and ripe wine with rounded berry fruits, soft tannins and layers of wood aging. It has a full, juicy character contrasted with a mineral texture that gives some edginess. It is still young, so don't drink before 2017.
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.