Ripe and soft, this has notes of plum skins, black cherries, dark chocolate and toast from the wood aging. It's structured, powerful and worth aging for 2–3 years, although its richness makes it drinkable 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.