Weighty with richness and good concentration. There are flavors of mint, black fruits, the tannins firmly embedded in the ripe texture. It seems so approachable now, but will also age—the acidity and drier finish show that.
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.