A superripe example of the rich 2009 vintage, this is dense, laden with wood and black fruit. It has considerable concentration, offering a powerful counterpoint to the fruit and layered acidity. The richness creates an intense texture, and it needs to soften for a minimum of four years.
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.