It's rare to find a 10-year old Bordeaux just arrived in this country. This now mature wine is full and rich, its weight coming from spice and textured tannins that are laced with acidity. It is initially dry, but does open out to give a juicy, if mature, character but is unlikely to age.
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.