90-92 Tar and liquorice aromas make this an immediately enticing wine. It is rich, dense, with power supported by rich fruit. There is just a risk that high alcohol will spoil the balance.
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.