A firm wine, full of solid tannins and powerful fruit. There's just a touch of smokiness here, giving complexity to a wine that has weight and richness as well as blackberry fruit. It needs 3–5 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.