A wine that is just getting into its stride, this has ripe black fruits under its firm-yet-sweet tannins. The combination means the wine is both rich and structured, layering the tannins and fruit with acidity. Powerful and concentrated, this should age for 4–5 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.