This is a solid performance. The wine is dense, with dark, dry tannins, but overlying this is very direct, juicy fruit, with flavors of raspberries and dark cherries. It is not initially as generous as some 2003s, but the tannins and acidity suggest it is ageworthy. Imported by Wines of France.
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.