This ripe, fruity wine that was matured in tank is made to be drunk young. Even though it does have plenty of tannins, it is also full of black fruits and a lightly earthy character that shows in the acidity and the smoky aftertaste. Drink now.
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.