This opulent wine is full of ripe tannins and soft fruit. It is powered by its spiciness, just the right amount of wood and a layer of acidity. Finely structured, it's worth aging for the next 3–4 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.