A gentle giant of a wine, this powers through the tannins and the acidity to give great ripe black damson and plum fruits, a juicy richness, just lifted by a touch of toast. The aftertaste is impressive, lifted with acidity and freshness after all that power.
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.