Firm and bold, this is a solid wine. Its tannins and ripe berry fruit are upfront, the acidity and fresh character of the vintage in the background. Powered by a dry core, this is a wine that could do with at least five years' aging.
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.