The browning color shows that this wine has age. It has weight still, as well as considerable acidity, but the wine is beginning to dry out and certainly should not be kept for much longer.
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.