There's such style here, richness combined with elegance. That means it does have power, shown in the dense black currant juice and ripe tannin character. But at the same time, all the elements are in balance, giving sweet fruit, a dry core and fresh acidity over aging potential.
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.