Smoky and structured, this is a wine that has both firm tannins and balanced, juicy fruits. It's a fine wine to drink now, especially with rich meats, and it can age for a year or two.
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.