Smooth and rich, this wine is full of ripe plum and dried fruit flavors. It is rounded, the tannins an adjunct to the great fruitiness. Wood aging still gives a vanilla edge to the wine but it can be drunk in 2015.
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.