This is a wood-aged wine that has smooth tannins and a spicy character to balance the ripe fruit. Blackberry flavors and and a generous texture give the wine richness and depth. The mouthfeel is full, and it's ready to 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.