Rich and so smooth, this is like drinking a syrup. The tannins are so soft, so cushioned by the ripe berry and plum fruits. The real contrast is with the acidity at the end that gives a final lift. 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.