Ripe and fruity, this is a warm, rounded wine. Yes, it has tannins that are firm, but it's the rich black fruit quality that shines. There's good density as well, so this wine will surely age well. Give it 5–6 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.