The dusty tannins dominate this firm and dry wine. With its new wood aging and its concentration, it is complex and dense. The ripe black fruit offers power and sweetness. The wine is likely to age well over five years or more.
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.