Big and dense, the tannins showing a dusty character from the heat of 2003 and the long, dry harvest. The wine shows plenty of structure, the fruits are big and jammy, very hot and ripe. Acidity seems to be missing, though with all this ripe fruit around.
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.